Last post on Nov 13, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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#10 of 13 overheating
May 13, 2009 (8:28 pm)
i have an 96 auroa and it kept over heating i replaced water pump n flushed the radiator but the problem still wasnt resolved so out of desperation i replaced the small hoses on the resivor it stoped overheating it was the odds thing but worked and only cost 3.95 to solve
#11 of 13 Re: overheating [blonde2]
Jul 24, 2010 (8:39 am)
PROBLEM SOLVED ! You are right, blonde2 , I disconected the small hose from the coolant bottle and I found that the metal nipple that comects the hose to the bottle was plugged up with rust. I blew it with my air nozle and I could heat a "puff'" kind of noise when the nipple got unplugged. A lot of stuff come out of it, and the air started circulating into the bottle. I reconected the hose, refilled the coolant, and now is all good. No more overheating, no pressure in the bottle. It worked !
Thanks for your advice. I joined this forum just to thank you and also to let other guys know that they should check that out before spending a fortune at the garage.
#12 of 13 Re: 95 Olds Aurora Overheating???!!! HELP!!! [aurand210]
Jan 23, 2012 (12:44 pm)
My 1997 aurora overheats and I think it is because the head gasket is blown and gases from the combustion chamber are sipping into the cooling system.
The gases try to find a way out and usually they go through the cap in the reservoir, forcing with them the loss of water.
It overheats because the gases start to accumulate and obstruct the proper flow of the water, making bubbles inside the system and the more it heats up, the more water it spits up the cap. A vicious circle.
If I leave the cap a little loose, and only drive it on the city streets under 50 MXH, and stop once in a while in red lights, while idling and no effort, the gases are expelled faster than they are sipping in, so the car starts to cool off and even goes to normal, but the process is repeated once you start driving constantly.
Freeways don't work for it any more if driving constantly without stops.
It's screwed and it has to be repaired.
At least I can still drive it but very limited.
#13 of 13 Re: 95 Olds Aurora Overheating???!!! HELP!!! [vabrown]
Nov 13, 2012 (6:47 pm)
Im sorry to restart this thread but reading everyones issues with their aurora is freaking me out more.I have a 1999 v8 136k, After a week or two of constantly refilling my reserve tank and the DIC still read " low engine coolant", so like I did with my jimmy I went and got stop leak and added that to my empty radiator, after refilling it apparently it didn't fix the leak bc today while driving home from work my "low engine coolant" popped up then in a matter of 5 min my car overheated. I was able to pull off and realized my radiator was completely empty. Just trying to make it another 10 miles home I added more coolant sat for a few mins to work it thru and tried to drive....no cigar..overheated!! I pulled into another gas station opened the reserve to find it empty and added more coolant. While sitting there letting the coolant work thru, all of a sudden poof all the coolant poured out on the ground. Im not sure if I lost a hose, lost my waterpump, I know I had a leak that I could never locate due to never never seeing anything under the car. Now im scared to see what the issue is and the cost....has anyone else had this problem???