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2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: I replaced the elbow in the tentioner and the car temp started overheating fast,

 

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StanLeyB, 3.8L V6, Occoquan, VA, September 29, 2013, 07:34
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What cause this to break, when this elbow was replaced less then a year ago because it was rotten.

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    September 29, 2013, 08:32
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    Bleed air from system, there is a bleeder near the thermostat. Be sure it is FULL of coolant. NAPA has these elbow's made from aluminum, part # 6601942. They do not rot!!

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    StanLeyB, September 29, 2013, 09:16
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    Thanks alot. Also just found out the flow of water is restricted to the block.

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