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replaced thermostat flushed radiator engine still gets hot.

Customer Question

replaced thermostat flushed radiator engine still gets hot. surp.belt keeps shredding don't know why pullies line up I replaced tensioner old wore out plastic pully .
Submitted: 1 year ago via CarComplaints.com.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

what is the year make and model?

tims auto repair :

what engine do you have?

Customer :

its a 2003 Pontiac Montana with a 34

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

please stand by

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

your problem here may be the water pump itself

Customer :

I have went through 3 bels

tims auto repair :

it would seem it may be locking up and causing it to burn off the belt

tims auto repair :

this may be why it is still getting hot also

tims auto repair :

check the belt tensioner pulley

tims auto repair :

but,,i would think you will need to replace the pump

Customer :

The pumps pully is free spinning

tims auto repair :

yes.

tims auto repair :

but,,it may be locking for a while when it heats up

tims auto repair :

and the bearing gets hot

tims auto repair :

also,,the tensioner can do this

tims auto repair :

make sure the bearing is good in it also

tims auto repair :

also,,check the alternator

tims auto repair :

and a/cpump

tims auto repair :

make sure all turns correctly

Customer :

ok I changed out the tensioner new one of those

Customer :

what is cpump

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

stand by

tims auto repair :

what is what?

tims auto repair :

the a/c compressor pump

tims auto repair :

sorry i wrote it that way

tims auto repair :

but,,i think it will end up being the water pump

tims auto repair :

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