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1997 Buick Park Avenue Question: Overheating

 

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frsanson, 3.8L V6, Grand Blanc, MI, September 13, 2009, 05:40
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My car is running hotter than normal. After driving for about 20min it starts to heat up to 200-205. If I slow down or stop the car heats up to 205-210

I have changed the thermostate, flushed the coolant, and check the water pump. I'm not sure what else it could be. What should I check next?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 13, 2009, 14:12
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    I will send an email to you with an article I wrote regarding cooling system problems/overheating.

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    Visitor, December 13, 2010, 11:20

    Can you email me your solution? I have the same issue. My e-mail landsnet@yahoo.com

    Thanks

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    Visitor, July 20, 2011, 18:27

    will you pls send me the article regarding cooling system at carlosamaro021470@yahoo.com tks

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    Visitor, November 09, 2010, 16:55

    HOW DO I REPLACE THE HEATER HOSE FITTINGS

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    February 26, 2012, 08:53
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    your97 park avenue thermostat is a 195 degree thermostat. normal operating temperature is between 195 to 215. when it get's to 210 if it cools back down every time, then you should be ok. i live in phoenix arizona. very hot and dry in the summer. my car does the same thing and has never overheated. if everything else fails, and your temperatures outside will remain above freezing, remove your thermostat every summer. takes 5 minutes. remember to put it back in come winter time :)...

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