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Old 02-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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k my 85z28 is over heating but the themostat is new any suggestions will help out greatly


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Old 02-06-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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Had this problem with my 83 Z-28. Found that the waterpump was going bad and not pushing the needed volume of water to keep it cool. Took me a while to figure it out since it was not leaking. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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k my 85z28 is over heating but the themostat is new any suggestions will help out greatly


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Check that the fans are turning on.. in addition to water pump could be fan relay
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Also make sure there's no air trapped in the system (especially if you just replaced the t-stat).
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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if you just replaced the thermostat there could be air as mentioned above. loosen a sensor on the intake until coolant seeps out. this is the best way to get the air out of the system if there is any.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #6
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• burp the system ( get the air out.)
• check that air dam is is place ( small black plastic piece that always scrapes going into driveways.)
• make sure leaves and/or debris isn't stuck between radiator and air conditioning radiator thing ( forgot the name)
• check fan operation.
• replace water pump if it's questionable.

That should get you heading in the right direction.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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• burp the system ( get the air out.)
• check that air dam is is place ( small black plastic piece that always scrapes going into driveways.)
• make sure leaves and/or debris isn't stuck between radiator and air conditioning radiator thing ( forgot the name)
• check fan operation.
• replace water pump if it's questionable.

That should get you heading in the right direction.
I think You covered it all. I was going to post those same Items. from what I have seen the air dam missing and debris between the radiator and condenser are the most common problems with a 3rd gen overheating
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On my iroc, the main fan wasn't coming on. Only the secondary.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:51 AM   #9
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I think You covered it all. I was going to post those same Items. from what I have seen the air dam missing and debris between the radiator and condenser are the most common problems with a 3rd gen overheating
Great minds think alike bro.
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