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I have a 2001 z-71 suburban 1500. Replaced water pump,

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I have a 2001 z-71 suburban 1500. Replaced water pump, thermostat, fan and flushed radiator. The old fluid was very clean. It helped, but when the outside temp. is above 90 degrees the engine temp sits arounf240 degrees
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: 245,000 5.3L
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I replace pump, thermostat, fan clutch, heater core and flushed an already clean coolant.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Radiator? How would I know iy needs to replace. I have no leaks in the coolant system and no coolant in the oil
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

Where are you getting the engine temperature from?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Temperature gauge on dash
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

Does it have any other signs of overheating?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Air conditioner warms up when idling. when it's hot
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

Is the check engine light on?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

Do you have a non contact temperature gun to take some temperature readings?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Any recommendations.
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

I would start by checking temperatures in various spots.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what type of temperature tool?
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

Me Do you have a non contact temperature gun to take some temperature readings?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Tool you would recomend
Expert:  Kavey replied 8 months ago.

a non contact temperature gun