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My 2006 Pontiac Torrent overheats whether its idles or just…

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Okay my 2006 Pontiac Torrent overheats whether its idles or just sitting at a traffic light, I replaced radiator & it still runs hot, so do you think it is?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Torrent yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I'm not a mechanic

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No but it has 165k on it

Submitted: 25 days ago.Category: Pontiac
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Pontiac Mechanic: Jake, Auto Mechanic replied 25 days ago
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Hey there, thanks for the question.Generally when it overheats while idling or driving there is an issue with coolant circulation. This could be the radiator/coolant cap itself, a failing radiator from blockage, or a water pump or thermostat issue.
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Pontiac Mechanic: Jake, Auto Mechanic replied 25 days ago
may be best to start by replacing the thermostat and coolant cap and see if it corrects the issue.If not proceed with further diagnosis.
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