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1999 Volvo C70 Question: Car Overheating and overflow on the coolant dispenser

 

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oscar 99volvo, Tampa, FL, July 04, 2011, 20:52
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Just bout the Car yesterday it has 125K, it began with an estrange wooo when ac on, last night driving home then the low coolant light came on when the car was at rest. This morning drove it on the highway for an hour the ac stop shooting cold air and temperature went high up, I pulled over and coolant was coming out of the cap. I put more water drove home with no ac, got home and the now shows the engine check light on. What can be happenig? and how can I fix it?

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    dandd July 04, 2011, 21:06
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    I would take the car back, there is obviously a cooling system problem that may be expensive to repair.

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    oscar 99volvo, July 05, 2011, 15:52
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    Dandd, thanks for your concern... I drop it off at the dealer tonight for his mechanic to take a look, (seriously doubt he will return the money). Earlier today I was quoted 2000+ from another mechanic that says that the only reason why there is overflow is because the head is bent, scratched or crack and the probably the water pump also, and basically a new engine, new gaskets, etc...
    Due to air and boiling water from the reservoir. I was shock by his quote and telling me that it will need 8 days of labor,etc.. I really don't trust his answers since I left the car there for a couple of hours and all he did was put more water on the reservoir while the car cold and on, and showed me the water shooting up. The car runs fine has lots of power and no scarey noise or rattle on the engine just a woo high pitch sound from the reservoir.
    Is he correct and I am screwed!! or could there be another answer... should I try everything else first?

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