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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 9th, 99, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi, I'm new on this board. Hope you guys can help me out.

I have a '89 Camaro, 305TPI with a 5spd. It's totally stock. I put in a new waterpump, and a thermostat. After driving a few miles the car overheats. And when I turn it off, it won't start for an hour or so.

I have no idea what causes this problem. Your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 99, 09:06 AM
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I have an 88 Iroc and I had problems with it overheating. I finally found that the cat was clogged up. I cleared that out, and the temp dropped down. I have never had a problem with restarting. Hope this helps
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 99, 10:27 PM
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Could your temperature/fan switch be bad....causing the fans to stay off....allowing the engine to overheat?

The excess heat could be warming up your starter (ie - heat soak) and locking it up. It has to cool before it will free up again.


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One other thought....I have seen where a new themostat fails to open because 1) it is stuck shut or 2) there is air trapped in the system (block, heads, etc.) that is not allowing the hot coolant to reach the closed thermostat.
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One other thought....I have seen where a new themostat fails to open because 1) it is stuck shut or 2) there is air trapped in the system (block, heads, etc.) that is not allowing the hot coolant to reach the closed thermostat.

Did you make sure all the air was purged from the system?
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