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What to do if your Chevy Impala overheats?

What to do if your Chevy Impala overheats?

Temperature gage says car is overheating. Not over heating…cold to touch. replaced thermastat, fan,and the waterpump. cold air comes out of the vents. Find the most common driver-reported problems that are to blame when a Chevrolet Impala overheats. The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

Is there a problem with my 2005 Chevy Impala?

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What causes a Chevy Tahoe to overheat?

If the fan motor does not work, there will not be enough air movement through the radiator to dissipate the heat in the coolant. The symptom usually associated with a faulty fan… Read More

Can a failing radiator cause an engine to overheat?

A failing radiator can cause the engine to run hot or overheat. Most radiators are made of metal and plastic. The plastic parts can become brittle and crack over time, causing a… Read More The bad thermostat can cause two different sets of problems, depending on whether it’s stuck open or stuck closed.

What should the temp be on my Chevy Impala?

If you drive the car temp will go up after 10/15 min of driving. The fans come on,temp goes to where it shoud be 195, and after another 10/15 the same scenario happens. Temp goes to 210. I have replaced, new from GM, thermostat, water pump, the 3 fan relays, the two fans, all water houses,temp sending, and flushed the radiator.

Where does the head gasket leak on a Chevy Impala?

I’ve done many head gaskets over the years, and it becomes kind of a no brainer for me, but this is a common problem on the V6 engines so it deserves some recognition. The main problem on these engines when they do have a head gasket leak, is that they will normally leak at the back corner of the rear head.

Why is my Chevy Impala fan running so fast?

When relay #2 and #3 energizes it changes the fan wiring circuit to a parallel circuit causing the fans to run fast. BTW you never mentioned if you did or did not have the plastic air dam on the radiator support under the car. This makes a big difference.

How long does it take for Chevy Impala to go past normal?

With air on, car runs at normal temp, turn of the air and temp fluctuates between high and normal, it takes about 10 to 15 min for temp to start going past the normal operating temp. What is the cycle of these fans???.

Can a leaking water pump cause an engine to overheat?

Leaking water pumps can result in damage to the drive and timing belts, and cause the engine to overheat. A failed… Read More If the fan motor does not work, there will not be enough air movement through the radiator to dissipate the heat in the coolant.

Why does my car air conditioner blow cold then warm?

Any number of culprits could be causing your car A/C to blow cold then warm air, including: A Leak in the A/C System A small refrigerant leak is the most common reason a car’s A/C gradually loses its cool.

What to do if your Radiator is overheating?

Clean the radiator on a regular basis. Install an air pressure gauge at one of the radiator ends to check the airflow. Overheating could be the result of air getting trapped in the coolant system. Flush it to release the extra air and restore the normal condition.

What happens if your car radiator is too hot?

If the engine is too hot, the thermostat will open to allow the flow of coolant into the radiator. The radiator will then cool it down before it is pumped back through the engine block by the water pump.

When do the cooling fans start working on a Chevy Impala?

Do the cooling fans start working when it reaches the normal temp,like slow on one fan and then as needed the second fan, or they come, both at the same time, when hot. With the air cond on one fan starts and when normal temp is reach the other starts, keeping the correct temp.

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