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01 trans am over heating

This is a discussion on 01 trans am over heating within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; so my friend has an 01 trans am a4 ls1 and earlyer today he noticed it started over heating. it ...

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    01 trans am over heating

    so my friend has an 01 trans am a4 ls1 and earlyer today he noticed it started over heating. it does it in the city like going down a block and on the freeway cruzing at 65mph.
    We are thinkin its his water pump or a thermostat.
    any other idea what can be causing this?? not sure where the thermostat is I looked in the same place that it's on my camaro not there.

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    Any leaks?
    could very well be the thermostat, it is located on the front of the engine towards the pass side, you have to buy the thermostat and the housing as a whole (still inexpensive)

    http://www.highperformancepontiac.co.../photo_12.html

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    why would they be in a different place than a camaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by red99ws6 View Post
    why would they be in a different place than a camaro
    they shouldn't be...

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    Is it fine at a stop? or do the temps start to drop? Cause if that is happening then the lower air dam has been damaged or ripped off, the black plastic thing that hand down just infront of the K member. It directs the air up to the rad, could also be that the passage way could be blocked as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    they shouldn't be...
    The differance between an LT1 and LS1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    The differance between an LT1 and LS1.
    OP's car is a 98, still an LS1

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    My bad need to get schooled on my history. *goes looking for the dunce cap*

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    OP's car is a 98, still an LS1
    sorry it's in the same place on my camaro. The difference is under my radiator cap a little ways down theres some type of sensor in my radiator but he doesn't have it on his I dont know if mine being a m6 and his a a4 would be something. The car over heats no matter what running or driving I was thinking either water pump or thermostat any way to check? I believe the waters pumps are designed to leak when they go bad but no leak.

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    he's looking at the slp thermostat is only $24 but no housing or the thermostat and housing for $39. what do you suggest if you think this is the problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpcamaro View Post
    sorry it's in the same place on my camaro. The difference is under my radiator cap a little ways down theres some type of sensor in my radiator but he doesn't have it on his I dont know if mine being a m6 and his a a4 would be something. The car over heats no matter what running or driving I was thinking either water pump or thermostat any way to check? I believe the waters pumps are designed to leak when they go bad but no leak.
    Thats sensor you are refering to is the coolant level sensor. As for the over heating take a look at the radiator cap seal, and the coolant level. Start off as cheap and simple as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96slow6 View Post
    Thats sensor you are refering to is the coolant level sensor. As for the over heating take a look at the radiator cap seal, and the coolant level. Start off as cheap and simple as you can.
    gotcha makes sense why doesn't his car have on that I can see and we topped the radiator off no luck still over heating and no sign of leaking.

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    I dont know man. Let me think on it. I do not know the LS1 cars that well. Try the stuff the other guys posted to. Check the coolant level in the over flow.

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