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2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: Why does my "Hot Engine Coolant" red warning light come on occasionally?

 

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rh65, 3.4L V6, Tampa, FL, September 23, 2011, 08:25
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Every time I start the car the sound of liquid rushing or gurgling comes from underneath the center of the dashboard. This also occurs every time I depress the accelerator.Again,occasionally,the "Hot Engine Coolant" light comes on when the temperature gauge indicator goes all the way up to the maximum temperature.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 23, 2011, 09:52
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    If you hear a gurgling sound either the cooling system has air in it (due to a leak or possible head gasket sealing issue) or there is air trapped in the cooling system.I t certainly needs to be looked at as over looking this issue may result in serious and expensive engine damage.

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