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THE 2000 BUICK CENTURY W/ 3100 IS GETTING HOTTER AS I DRIVE

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THE 2000 BUICK CENTURY W/ 3100 IS GETTING HOTTER AS I DRIVE IT. ITS FINE UNTIL ABOUT AN HR OF DRIVING. ALSO, WHEN IT DOES GET HOT , THE TRANSMISSION STARTS WHINING
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: iT HAS NEW waterpump, new thermostat, ....yes headlights come on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: new waterpump, changed thermostat to kick on at 180defrees instead 195
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: just a minute let me think
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

Do the cooling fan/s come on once it gets warm or hot?

Is the transmission fluid full?

Is the transmission fluid burnt smelling or looking?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

What Diagrams, Manuals, or Instructions are you asking for?

I asked you a few questions in order to help diagnose this and am waiting on those answers.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The fans DO come on but I put 180 degree thermostat in it. We've tried evrything we can think of
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
If tranny cooler is going bad could that be a possibility
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

Is the radiator boiling over?

How hot is it actually getting?

Do you have a coolant temperature gauge or is it just a warning light?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
One sec....Ill get my husbqnd to call you
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

If the transmission is running too hot and the transmission cooler is inside the radiator then it could cause the engine to run hot and visa versa if the engine runs hot and the transmission cooler is inside the radiator then too the transmission cooler will get too hot and the transmission fluid could get hot and cause transmission problems.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'm so sorry to bother...but he if doesnt fix it tonight you will hear from me... thank you
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

ok