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1999 Plymouth Breeze Question: how hot should it be under the hood of your car when you raise the hood

 

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CANDY69, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, San Francisco, CA, October 01, 2012, 08:36
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I went out for a ten minute drive I been checking my car for about 3 days now and It seem hot under my hood I changed my thermost and my fuse to my fan now its working. I did just get a new starter , my car is not leaking coolant, there no white smoke, the temperture is normal. Do you think its my radiator or temperture sensor or what do you think oh 1 more question does your water pump have to be leaking water for it to be in bad shape?

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    pushrod October 01, 2012, 09:06
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    All engine compartments get hot. Even hotter after stopping car and heat builds up. What does temp. gauge read?

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    CANDY69, October 01, 2012, 09:11
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    its alittle below the half mark where its suppose to be

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    pushrod, October 01, 2012, 14:47
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    THEN IT IS PROB. NORMAL ENGINE COMPARTMENT TEMP. THEY ALL DO THAT.

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    CANDY69, October 01, 2012, 15:48
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    ok

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    ziptie12, October 03, 2012, 10:38
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    I agree with wetry on temp. question. To answer other part of question- no the water pump does not have to be leaking in order to be faulty. If the cooling system has not been serviced properly the impeller (fan blade-like thingy that actually pumps the coolant) may rust/rot over time becoming less effective.

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    CANDY69, October 03, 2012, 22:05
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    OK THANKS

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    Sccorpio September 15, 2013, 16:48
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    when was the last time you had your system flushed out? If its been a while or you haven't, either buy a flush kit or have it done at the garage.

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