1992 Firebird WILL NOT STOP OVERHEATING AHHHH! Please try and help if you can :)
Posted 30 July 2011 - 02:39 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:45 PM
Water pump is good chambers will be the next thing i check ty :)
Posted 30 July 2011 - 04:23 PM
Posted 30 July 2011 - 06:08 PM
Let us know how it goes.
Thank you guys so much really i think you guys are a blessing!!:iagree22:
Posted 24 August 2011 - 08:22 PM
That was my second question. My first one is how do you know your radiator is good? I've seen plenty of radiators that appeared to flow good and were still screwed.
As far as the airdam, if it's missing the car should not really overheat too much unless you hit the highway. Once you hit the highway that's when you should start seeing the overheating of the car after a view minutes at a high mph.
When is it that the engine begins to overheat?
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:16 PM
Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:03 PM
1 flush ur radiator make sure it flows ok
2 put a 160 thermostat in the car and drill a small hole in it to allow some fluid to pass thorugh closed or open (helps with flow)
3 flush the intire engine by removing your radiator hoses and supplying water to your thermostat neck
4 with the engine cold provide the water pump with a water hose or whatever and see if its pumping the water through
5 pull your heads off again and pull the water pump off check and blow the passages through with air or water to make sure there clear
6 make sure the head gaskit is put on correctly to insure the water passages will be clear of the gaskit
if none of this works then mabye its the 350 olds motor in a 3rd gen which in that case u made need a 4 core radiator alot of the older motors required a 4 core radiator to cool correctly
i hope this helps best of luck
Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:14 AM
Turned out that the stock cooling fan temp switch was not turning the fan on early enough (verified with a mechanics OBD scanner that showed my operating temp).
On the Third Gen site, there's a good post about that. Swapped out the old sensor/switch with a GP Sorensen FS6 (turns on at a lower temp) and never had another issue after that.
If you are sure that the cooling system is clear and flowing, and your air dam is in place, I'd check the fan switch.