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It's running hot & a lot of steam comes out, Yeah, I checked

Customer Question

It's running hot & a lot of steam comes out
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: Yeah, I checked the color
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1999 Monte carlo
JA: Are you fixing your Monte Carlo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Coolant & oil level are fine. My brother was driving when this problem happened. He looked at the engine and said there's so steam because of a hose near the air filter couldn't be put back on.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

what engine do you have?

please explain your question

thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
3.1 engine. Runs hot, my brother was driving when problem happened. He looked at the engine & said a hose near/under air filter couldn't be secured and that's why a lot of steam came out.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

ok..

i would think it is getting hot because of the busted hose..you need to fix the hose,fill and bleed the system..

bleed it this way after you repair the hose

1-remove the radiator/reservoir cap when the engine is cold

2-start the engine and let idle

3-turn the heater on max

4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed

5-spme coolant may gush out with the air

6-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture and the heater is hot

7-after the coolant settles down and the engine is warm,,install the cap

This may take as long as 20-30 minutes

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 2 months ago.

thanks