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Old 02-23-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question Hit by a snow storm->Stuck -Overheat -Help

Hey Everyone!

I went to work in the morning on the 22nd, when I came out it - Kitchener/GTA area got hit with alot of snow - I started driving home and got stuck in 20 cm of snow/ shush and $hit. Tried budging the car out of it - no luck.. I didn’t abuse my gears/engine trying to get out of it. By the end of it my car overheated-coolant started shooting out of the [what seems to look like a bleeder -on top of the coolant overflow tank] because of the pressure I'm guessing and heating doesn't work in the car when it’s at full temp - Full Cold blow

I'm guessing my thermostat went, all of this happened last night and I had to leave my car at a nearby old folks home. This morning I went to go pick it up - Started just fine and drove for about 3km to my house. When I got close by she started to overheat again about 3/4 of the gauge

Any Suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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Check the coolant level, there may be a leak and you have little or no fluid. Maybe a blockage somewhere in the coolant flow/rad. If you have a plastic impeller pump that could have broken and went into the engine. You could also have a headgasket issue (blown) and causing coolant to leak into the engine (check the oil).

Your thermostat is not the culprit in this case.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:11 PM   #3
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tht sucks man i had that problem i had to get a new cyclinder head, rad, waterpump
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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$hitttttttt. i hope the head gasket didnt go.. but the rad did blow out the bottom tho
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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possibly the water pump + thermostat
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