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This is a discussion on hot within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; just a quick question my bird is starting to over heat but it runs hot only for a few mins ...

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    just a quick question my bird is starting to over heat but it runs hot only for a few mins then it goes back to normal . my question is how can i check to see if my fans are working when they should or maybe the thermostat is going out

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    Check for ses light, air bubble? How can you tell the car is overheating? I did have a problem where the temp gauge would skyrocket and fall back just as fast, turned out to be a sticking thermostat.

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    anything else you can tell us about the scenario? When does it get hot and what temp does it get up to? Just start happening out of the blue? Any mods? I believe stock fan 1 is on at 226 off at 219 and fan 2 is on at 234 and off at 227. You'll need to hook a scan tool up to watch temps since the 02's don't have an accurate temp gauge and watch when the fans come on. Another thing you can try to cool the car down is to turn the a/c on which should make both fans run.

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    ya it just started about a week ago it happens about 5 min of running and shoots up to 240 for about 3 min then back to normal it happens 2 to 3 times in about 1 hr

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    i would guess thermo but thats just my guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by damianj03 View Post
    i would guess thermo but thats just my guess
    I agree. Seems like it's sticking on you.

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    ya thats what i was thinking thanks for all your input

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    could be low coolant level also

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    easy answer to find out Do you smell syrup around the car. And have you opened the radiator cap and started the car to see if the radiator overflows from a stuck thermo or if the coolant is low in the radiator when the thermo opens?

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    maybe ur car isint breathing right it might be as sipmle as changing your air filter

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    When was the last time you had your coolant system flushed? You might have a air bubble. I would do that first and see if that solves the problem. If it still exists, then look into the thermostat.

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