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Old 10-04-2005, 00:00   #1 (permalink)
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93 probe GT over heating

If anybody can help me diagnose what the source could be, i would deeply appreciate it. How do I understand whether it is the radiator, the water pump or the thermostat?

i added some coolant, but did not help. But i added only half a cup. I was not sure how much to add. The indicator bar did not clearly show how much coolant I had. But i need a way to know what to look for to find to source.

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Old 10-23-2005, 13:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 93 probe GT over heating

I'm by far no expert, but I think you need to add coolant to the radiator 'till it's full (you can see it in the filler neck), then add a little to the reservoir, at least that's how I do it on my '94 Probe and other vehicles I own.

When does it overheat, and how badly? Is the water pump making noise? It's on the fan belt side of the engine, and will usually make a howling/whining or grating noise early on, and progress to grinding. Mine was recently leaking slowly, and couldn't cool the engine after a while, even when it was full of coolant.

If you don't show any of these symptoms, first change the thermostat, it's cheap and easy and they go bad often. Then fill the radiator, and while the engines running, look in the radiator neck to see if water's moving through it. Maybe it's clogged, but probably not, chances are pump or thermostat in my experience.

Anyway, that's a start which includes some things I did to mine when I had similar problems. Let me know.

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Old 11-09-2005, 18:08   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 93 probe GT over heating

you should add coolant until the radiator is full and then fill the reservoir to the fill line. Check your radiator cap. Check the radiator hoses. Even if they look good they can collapse if they are old and weak blocking the flow of water. Your water pump if it's never been replace could have broken fins causing it not to be able to circulate the water properly.
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