Radiator fluid is spewing out of white plastic reserve tank (cracked). Is this busted water pump or t-stat or what?
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1994 Lexus ES300 Question: Radiator overheating. How do I fix? Temp gage on "H" and fluid shooting out res
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (2224 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG November 02, 2013, 13:20Master
Several reasons for overheating causes; First was your tank cracked before this started or did you just notice the crack when you noticed the overheating. Is there a cap on the radiator, and this is an overflow tank. Possible radiator cap not holding pressure. Does it get hot while idling, or does it get hot faster when you're driving. Would like some more information on when and how to help you with an answer.
ReplyEroom, November 02, 2013, 14:08Rookie
I noticed the crack in reserve tank after the overheating started. No radiator cap. Overheats quicker when driving. Takes about 8 minutes to overheat at idle.
ReplyProfessorG, November 02, 2013, 14:40Master
Ok replace your tank or you will keep losing coolant. Since it overheats faster while driving, you more likely have a restriction in the radiator or air flow to the radiator. Check for debris between radiator and a/c condenser causing air flow restriction from flowing through the core. Make sure fan is working, (turn on a/c fan comes on quicker to check). Make sure there is coolant flow, by feeling the upper hose and comparing temp at lower hose, (be safe and careful), The upper should be very warm, hot to the touch, while the bottom should be cooler or not as hot. It should not be cold or ambient temp. If cold you have a flow problem. Restricted radiator, or bad water pump. Hope this helps.
ReplyEroom, November 02, 2013, 15:53Rookie
Thank you Professor G..
ReplyProfessorG, November 02, 2013, 15:54Master
ReplyEroom, November 03, 2013, 12:34Rookie
Also, I just poured a 50/50 anti-freeze and water mix into radiator and it immediately leaked out the bottom of engine. Does this mean anything concerning the diagnosis?
ReplyYourCarSpecialists, November 04, 2013, 08:06Enthusiast
Professor G gave you great advise. If you are still having problems today we would be happy to take a look. Just give us a call at 562-802-1332. We are located at Rosecrans & Marquardt. Right on the edge of La Mirada and have been in this area since 1978. There is no charge to you for us to check it out & let you know what it will take to fix it.
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ReplyEroom, November 04, 2013, 08:32Rookie
Thank you Steve! You guys are very close to me, however I just dropped it off to my mechanic at Valley View and Imperial.