There is a transmitter on your key that has to talk to the antenna in your ignition switch. The Northstar engine series is a family of automobile engines designed by General Motors. Does it sound like a head gasket or something else? If the bad chain is the outermost chain, then you just remove the first chain and replace it. Jan 23, 2010 Check for coolant flow at the Purge line,this is a common problem on the Northstar. They should fix it for free and in a timely fashion.
This sounds like it might be a blocked bypass hose to me. The dealer said to leave it for 10 minutes, then bring it back, turning the heat on full to dissipate some of the heat. There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank,this is the purge line. Here's how: Since you are spooked by a previous head gasket problem and this engine is used without its early maintenance history known, and it now has 140,000 miles on it, you should have the coolant checked for combustion products to clear that up right now. Just pull it off and watch it when someone starts the car and see if a stream of water erupts -- or not. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.
Questions…is this something they probably knew about? Also, on most troubleshooting charts for overheating, including the Northstar, I've see low oil level. Run through a check list of common overheating problems to troubleshoot the source of your engine problem. Also had no info on if this vehicle was effected in recall, and when asked simply said he'd look. A leaky head gasket can be sealed temporary using a sealant. You have this, you're pretty much done with the ten-year old car, in my opinion. The access to the Timing chains was poor. I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
It can be very, very intermittent. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Oct 01, 2009 Coolant temperture sensor is the first thing to inspect. . The same radiator shop where you take it for testing the coolant can check out that. The best thing to do is check the cooling system for hydrocarbons.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. I have another appt tomorrow to have it looked at again by someone else. The car runs great except it quickly overheats. Someone may know a new trick to saving labor. I will follow this post.
It was only 4 years old but the owner wanted nothing to do with it, even when I offered to fix it for free and let her keep it. The fan could be hot wired for that. I then turned of the engine but the temp was starting to go back down on the gauge at that point. Because I have a new water pump, belt, thermostat. The voltage display on my dash would also simultaneously drop from 14. Aug 04, 2017 The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line. I say this to you because unless you know for sure that a Timing chain is bad, your valves may simply be carbon fouled.
So, tomorrow I will get hopefully the correct diagnosis. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. Rather then guessing and replacing a bunch of parts you don't need? If the contact cleaning does not help then just replace the coolant temperture sensor. . I sure hope its not another head gasket issue.
That will tell without a doubt if the gaskets are bad. The fan switch or fan motor is the one I favor at this point. My idle speed is usually about 700 rpm. You can check it yourself on I once bought a car for scrap prices because it was burning oil. It is a side post battery where you screw the terminals in, not like a traditional battery with clamps. What do you guys think it could be at this point? BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. I have a 98 dfeville.
However, you should get the gasket fixed as soon as possible. The belt and fans are easy to check yourself. Now in the process he had to remove all of the timing chains. For one thing, an unfixed overheating problem with your car makes it unsellable except as a parts car or scrap. In your locale state it really depends on any warranty period and what you signed. Also the antifeeze is being burnt away with the gas, meaning disapearing antifreeze. Update: After the battery died in a parking lot when I had my car doors open for about 15 minutes today, I got a jump and went to the auto parts store where I bought the battery for them to test it.
Since it's been confirmed that you have combustion gasses in the coolant, it's certain that you have bad head gaskets. If the impellers do not spin, it might be an indication that there is little or no coolant circulation. Had a new car four days later. I hope someone can help me please. This in turn will cause the engine to overheat. The car ran fine until a couple weeks ago and it started overheating again.