Overheating 95 Blazer..
Might be related to heater question..
95 4 door/v-6/auto/4x4
Cooling system has always been great.. Water pump started making noise a few
months ago so we had it changed, along with new hoses & thermostat..
It's been running like a champ, until today.. Took a trip to the States today..
Ran it at freeway speed fro about 150 miles, including long idle in line at
border.. no problem..
Coming back tonight, the temp suddenly went up (at freeway speed) to make the
check engine light come on by the time we pulled over..
Reservoir was empty but radiator wasn't hot!
Popped the radiator cap and it looked a bit low, so we fired it up and added
coolant until full. maybe 1/2 a gallon..
Temp went to normal, we took off and went like 1/2 a mile and the temp went back
Let it cool down, added a full gallon of water... temp went to normal.. stayed
normal for about 40 or 50 miles and then started rising again... pulled over,
let it cool down.. reservoir was full.. engine didn't feel very hot, I could
rest my hand on the intake manifold for a second of two without getting burned..
Cooled it down, put another gallon of water in and it went to normal temp.. let
it idle for 10 min, occasionally revving it a little, not sign of water leaks,
radiator cap not letting off pressure, etc...
Got back on the road and went all the way home, about 70 miles of stop & go
mixed with hiway speed.. temp stayed right at normal all the way..
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