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So let me start off, I don’t know anything about vehicles other than changing a tire, and driving them. But a while back (about 4 months ago) my vehicle was overheating and a friend of mine changed my temp sensor. I didn’t have any coolant at the time so I put water in the plastic piece to the left that’s labeled dex-cool. And just a few days ago it started running hot again. When I turn off the vehicle it sounds like fans are still spinning. And I can’t drive very far before it says the engine is overheating. When I checked the water in that dex cool piece it was almost completely empty. I added more water and went to autozone to get dex cool. I haven’t put that in yet because there’s still water in it now. Any way someone may know just based in this information?
 

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If your losing coolant you may be boiling over due to a bad thermostat or a component is leaking for example.
Get it properly checked out, driving a overheating engine will kill the engine in short order.
 

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If your losing coolant you may be boiling over due to a bad thermostat or a component is leaking for example.
Get it properly checked out, driving a overheating engine will kill the engine in short order.
Thank you for a reply. It may be a small leak or something. Like I said I don’t have much experience with vehicles. But I put water in it Saturday and it still has water in it now. I haven’t driven much since then but I have been cranking it to try and get the water to suck into the radiator seeing if that would do something
 

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If you're just putting in water (i.e., no anti-freeze), you are diluting the anti-freeze and the water will boil; boiling water does not remove heat as well as liquid water. Anti-freeze increases the boiling temperature. As Repairman said, get it checked out ASAP or you're going to have a very expensive "sculpture" siting in your driveway (or worse, along the side of the road).
 

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look at this thread,



you also want to check coolant level in the radiator.
YOu have to remove the plastic shield to check the level by removing the radiator cap.
 

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Thank you for a reply. It may be a small leak or something. Like I said I don’t have much experience with vehicles. But I put water in it Saturday and it still has water in it now. I haven’t driven much since then but I have been cranking it to try and get the water to suck into the radiator seeing if that would do something
You better check your oil...any make sure its not a milky color.cause if you do you have a bigger problem.
 
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