So I have replaced my thermostat and my electric fan motor on my car,
and the radiator is less than a year old. I have the proper coolant level
and no leaks. When I drive, it starts out at a low temp, and climbs to 195
F when the thermostat kicks in. Then about 5 - 10 minutes later, the temp
starts to climb again. I haven't let it get past 220 F before shutting it
off. Should I pull my water pump? Is there anything else it could be?
1990 Firebird V6 3.1L
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
My 89 RS 5.0 normally runs around 220 as a top and will hit that spot
repeatedly. If it continues to rise after 220 up to about 240 then I
would get worried. It may go just above the 220 line and then drop back
down at that point. I would also make sure that the fans are coming on
around 210 to 220 as if they are not you probably have a problem with
the temp sensor that activates the fans (this is a seperate sensor that
only does that function).
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