Re: Overheating on short drives
This could very easily be the waterpump.... Or the temp sending unit. If the temp sending unit is giving the wrong signals, it's not gonna allow the fan to kick in. Do you notice the fan engaging? Check the water pump for noises and wobbling pulley. It might not be much, but this could show signs of wear in the water pump bearing and must be changed immediately. If the fan is not engaging, check the fan clutch. Start the engine and let it build to operating temperature. You should notice the fan kick on after the temp reaches 180 or so. Check the sending unit by checking continuity between the leads inside the plug. If the multimeter beeps, the sending unit is good (while at operating temperature... Wear gloves).If all is ok, let me know.
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