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2001 BMW 325i Question: Car is Overheating now

 

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Ernie Manzanares, San Bernardino, CA, April 08, 2009, 17:48
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Just replace water pump and belts, NOW, my car is overheathing. Any idea, what cause this?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, April 08, 2009, 19:35
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    If it has a serpentine belt, make sure you installed it correctly, if it is wrong, the water pump may spin backwards, and not work correctly. Some cooling systems can get a large air pocket in them after the system has been opened, and this can cause overheating.

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    Ernie Manzanares, April 08, 2009, 21:56
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    Thank you for your help. I check everything and it seems to be fine, but, still my car is overheathing after I use the car for a little while (10 minutes of driving)

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    April 28, 2009, 08:04
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    Just found this site but just in case you are still in trouble w/ overheating, mine was the resevoir - it had a tiny crack where the coolant was leaking out.

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