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If the engine is not overheating and the temp gauge reads normal, the thermostat is doing its job. If the engine is overheating, the thermostat may be stuck and in need of replacement.

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Q: What does it mean if the radiator cooliat in a car is not moving when the car is on?
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Your beretta is overheating and you replaced the thermostat and the radiator fan works what else could it be?

it sounds like your water pump may not be working, to find out if it is, start your car, remove the radiator cap and look into the radiator. you should be able to see the fluid moving in the radiator. it sounds like your water pump may not be working, to find out if it is, start your car, remove the radiator cap and look into the radiator. you should be able to see the fluid moving in the radiator.if it is not m0oving your pump is bad


What is the purpose of a radiator hose?

The purpose of a radiator hose is to connect a radiator to the moving engine of a car. You can learn about radiators at the Wikipedia. Once on the page, type "Radiator" into the search field at the top of the page and press enter to bring up the information.


What does it mean when water pours out from under the car when water is poured into the car?

It means you have a "BIG" leak. I would check the bottom of the radiator or the lower radiator hose.


What would cause the temperature on a 96 Impala SS go up to the red area when car is not moving but goes down when moving?

Broken radiator fan/fanbelt.


What does it mean when coolant is leaking from the car?

If coolant is leaking from a car it means that your radiator has a hole in it. If this is not fixed the car will over heat.


What was the car without a radiator?

question- what was the car without a radiator? well it's probly a car without a stinking radiator,,,


Your 1989 Pontiac Bonneville is overheating you smell and see antifreeze but its a major overrating maybe a little bit over the half mark only happens when the car is not moving?

Make sure the radiator fan is turning on when the engine warms up. When it's moving, air is blown across the radiator, but when it's NOT moving, there isn't any air moving to cool the radiator so you need a fan to be working. It SHOULD work from a temperature sensor.


Which word for lazy can also mean what a car does not moving?

Idle.


Why is your car temperature Rising while at an idle and then goes down when you are moving?

When your car is at idle there is no air flow to cool the radiator, but when your car moves the air flow through the radiator cools it down. I would suspect the radiator fan is not coming on when it should. If the fan is working properly the engine temperature should stay fairly constant assuming the thermostat is also working properly.


What does it mean when car runs hot in traffic and normal when speed is up?

The electric fan must not be igniting when needed. When the motor reaches a certain temperature the thermostat opens and let coolant circulate through the system. However, the coolant also heats up and needs to be cooled at the radiator. When the car is moving, the wind from the motion causes the radiator to cool off, subsequently cooling the coolant. If the vehicle is running but not moving, the motor heats up and since there is no wind, the radiator fans are turned on to cool of the radiator. if your car has this problem it means the electric fan thermostat must not be working or the fans itself aren't working. Check for loose wires, connectors, relay and fuse before assuming is the thermostat or the fans.


Can a car radiator be fixed?

yes, a car radiator can be fixed in a repair shop


Why does your car loose a lot of water?

It can mean that the temperature is too hot or you have a bad radiator cap.