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2loud4u
06-23-2006, 01:58 PM
My problem is that the coolant is bubbling and backing up into the reservoir
and overflowing.

Car is not over heating. temp gage is at about 1/4.
Fan is kicking in.

Going out now to get a thermostate and a new rad cap and see if that works.

Beat_Dominator
06-23-2006, 02:02 PM
My first guess would be that the fan's clutch is bad (if this is an older car) but the thermostat would be the next best guess.

Russ Raymer
06-23-2006, 04:19 PM
If the coolant if boiling your coolant might not be able to handle normal motor temps. It might not be protecting to the proper temp. Dont always trust the temp. guage though. One thing you could do is if you are positive that it is not overheating you could flush out your coolant and put new in so you are positive that that is not one of your problems. If your car is overheating then check the fan clutch or the thermostat.

mazdakid
06-26-2006, 01:53 PM
any chance your car is a jeep cherokee? mine is doing the same thing

theCybe
06-26-2006, 03:16 PM
Did you mix it yourself?

Silver
06-26-2006, 09:26 PM
Is it leaking on the block? Losing any coolant?

Get back to me.

blaze383
06-27-2006, 12:27 AM
Yea I have a grand cherokee and mine is doing it too, wat model and engine is yours?

Prowler573
06-27-2006, 12:31 AM
My problem is that the coolant is bubbling and backing up into the reservoir
and overflowing.

Car is not over heating. temp gage is at about 1/4.
Fan is kicking in.

Going out now to get a thermostate and a new rad cap and see if that works.
If your coolant is bubbling / almost boiling then I would suggest your temp gauge isn't particularly accurate :crap:
Water boils @ 212 degree F and when you add normal antifreeze/coolant to that the boiling point rises.

Once it is to the point of bubbling and backing up into the overflow reservoir while the gauge is still at around 1/4 would be indicative of an inaccurate sensor or something...

Decipha
06-27-2006, 12:43 AM
had the same problems in a 97 grand prix gt 3.8 come to find out the radiator was cracked...might help