Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Did your cooling fan run? If not, see if it rotates freely by hand. If it's not stuck with a small stone or something, try applying power directly at the fan's plug-in.
Have you checked your coolant level in the expansion tank (reservoir)? Your radiator pressure cap is likely just dirty with dried coolant residue, and possibly some paint overspray in the engine block which flaked off in the cooling system. It is a common and simple problem... Drain your coolant once engine is cooled off. Drain and rinse out reservoir. Wash your pressure cap under running water. Rinse out cooling system with some distilled water. Reinstall drain plug and fill with distilled water. Idle engine for about 15 seconds. Drain it all again, then refill with new coolant mixed 50/50 with distilled water or with only premixed coolant.
Last edited by invader; 09-29-2014 at 10:26 PM.