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Old 06-10-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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hi everyone i am 16 and i just bought a 1992 bonneville sse i really love the car but it overheats then the computer cuts the engine off, the i have to wait a few hours till the car cools off then the car will start right back up any help will be greatly apriciated
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Things to check:

1. Coolant level.
2. After the car warms up, does the upper radiator hose feel hot? If not, the thermostat is stuck closed.
3. Is the water pump actulally circulating? Pull the radiator cap off when the car is cold. Start the car and wait for the thermostat to open (195 for a stock thermostat). Do you see any movement in the fluid of the radiator?
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i already checked the coolant level and it was fine, i was also thinking it was some sort of a temperature sensor or a fan relay? i gonna check the water pump and the t-stat tomorrow thanks
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How high is the temperature going?
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Do the fans come on?
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they are redlining or they go to the line before the red then the motor will cut off then it wont start untill the motor cools off
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i think the fans come on but i am not sure, i also think it might also be a bad fan relay?
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There are two relays, low speed and high speed, as well as a fuse. Check them all if the fans won't turn on.
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Well.. unless you do a lot of stop and go traffic.. the fan won't usually be on that often.. I still have to agree with Will.. I think its either a stuck T-stat ( might as well replace it with a 180 and it'* only $5 funny money and you'll need a new gasket from the dealer ( us Canadians. ) it'* a cheap and easy. NExt I would look for is the water pump.. do you see any water leaking out or on the hood lining.. do you see a trail darker that seems like water has been sprayed? You could also have air in the system also. Time for a coolant flush.. and get the shop to do that.. the ones with the good machine not just simple drain and fill
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where at in chicago are you at i had the same problem and i fixed it just let me know and i can look at it
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