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Q: What causes a car to run hot after a new water pump thermostat radiator and hose has been added?
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What do you check if your water is leaking out your car and running hot?

Thermostat and radiator


What causes your car radiator water level to reduce?

There are several causes that will reduce the water level in your car radiator. The most common cause is evaporation. Engine overheating will also reduce the radiator water level.


What would cause your car to run hot?

There could be many reasons for this, thermostat bad or weak, cooling fluid low, weak water pump, fan not operating properly, radiator hose weak, plugged radiator.


How many liters of coolant does a V12 engine take?

That will vary greatly among different engine designs. Some V12's displace over 24 Liters others are small as 4 Liters (relatively small haha). If you are changing your coolant then make sure the bottom radiator hose is attached and fill the engine block with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water through the thermostat housing (thermostat removed of course) reinstall the thermostat, connect the upper radiator hose and fill the radiator with the 50/50 mix. Close the radiator cap and run the engine for 5 mins, shut her down and refill the radiator. Job done! -CJP


Your 2000 elantra has done 160k and just this week the water in the radiator has started boiling and the temperature is almost hitting red can it be the thermostate the radiator or the head gasket?

I would start at the thermostat. Problems with the radiator and head gaskets are usually presented as visual leaks. But clogged passages in the radiator would also cause overheating issues, so have the cooling system flushed.

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The thermostat is located on the front bottom of the engine. You can follow the radiator water hose from the radiator to the thermostat.


What causes a Chrysler PT Cruiser to get hot?

Low coolant, plugged radiator, inoperative radiator fan, failed water pump, head gasket, thermostat.


How do you install Thermostat?

Remove the top water line from the radiator to the water pump. The thermostat is found there.


What causes boil over in a 1998 Chrysler Concorde?

Low coolant, inoperative radiator fans, stuck thermostat, failed water pump, restricted radiator, head/headgasket.


What causes your 2001 grand Cherokee to overheat have new radiator and thermostat?

Low coolant, inoperative water pump, head gasket failure, inoperative radiator fan, etc.


Where is the thermostat in a 1996 Dodge Intrepid?

/ Follow the top radiator hose down to the water outlet on the engine; the thermostat is in there. Follow the top radiator hose down to the water outlet on the engine; the thermostat is in there.


Where is the thermostat for a 1997 Chrysler Sebring conv 2.4l?

The thermostat is located in the water inlet where the radiator hose connects from the radiator to the engine.


What are different causes of car overheating?

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What direction does water flow through a 1966 mustang radiator?

Once the thermostat has opened, the hot coolant flows from the thermostat housing on the engine into the top of radiator and out the bottom of the radiator back into the water pump.


Why does a 1996 Chrysler Sebring overheat?

Causes include low coolant, inoperative radiator fan, plugged radiator, stuck thermostat, water pump malfunction, head gasket failure.

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