2000 Oldsmobile Alero overheating And leaking water

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero overheating And leaking water

Unread post by coweej » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:58 pm

My 2000 alero is overheating it has 200,000+ miles and have changed thermostat six months ago and it fixed it for a while now it leaks water. What would be most logical choice to fix this before i go for waterpump?

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Re: 2000 Oldsmobile Alero overheating And leaking water

Unread post by ProTech » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:44 pm

There is really no 'most logical choice' to go for as you should really fix what is wrong and not guess at parts. You say it leaking water, so where is the leak coming from? That would be the area to concentrate on.

If it is excessively overheating, you may have done some engine damage. When the engine gets really hot due to a condition like this, you can warp cylinder heads, blow head gaskets and cause a lot of other problems as well.

I'd recommend finding where the current leak is from and fix that first.
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Re: 2000 Oldsmobile Alero overheating And leaking water

Unread post by Guest » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:35 am

Im sorry i should have included where it was leaking from it seems to be coming from the overflow on the resevoir?

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Re: 2000 Oldsmobile Alero overheating And leaking water

Unread post by ProTech » Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:05 pm

If the engine is overheating and pushing coolant out of the reservoir, then you have something adding pressure to the cooling system. Usually this is a blown head gasket.

If you see a constant stream of bubbles, or are unable to get the cooling system bled properly, that is often times the sign of compression being pumped into the cooling system due to a blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head, etc. This is a fairly common occurrence on the Alero's.

You might want to try a compression check or cylinder leak down test would be best if you are capable and have the right equipment. That would tell you right away if you have that kind of problem.
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Traction service 2000 Oldsmobile Silhoutte

Unread post by Omar » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:38 am

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile silhoutte and the TRACTION SISTEM SERVICE light on.

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Re: Traction service 2000 Oldsmobile Silhoutte

Unread post by TerryAuto » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:29 pm

The Taction light can come on for many reasons. Most of the time it is becuase of an ABS brake problem.

The traction uses ABS information to make adjustments. You will need to get the ABS computer scanned for codes in order to find out what part of the system is having a problem.

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1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Unread post by Ronda » Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:03 am

On my 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette while traveling . A water inlet broke off and caused me to lose water then engine started to run hot and just shut off. And wouldn't crank back up. After replacing that water connection and water. Still will not start . Engine turns over and seems to be spinning over fairy fast but will not start. I heard that could be the timing. I don't see it losing anymore water anywhere. Can you tell me what is causing it to turn over fairy fast but will not start . What can it be so I can fix it so it will start up and run. I don't know what I may need to replace in order to crank up the engine and it start and run. Please help me on what I need to do to get it running again

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Re: 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Unread post by carriedi » Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:46 pm

usually an engine that spins faster than normal is a sign of lower compression in the cylinders. After an overheat and stall you may have a blown head gasket or jumped timing between the crank and camshaft.

you should verify your cylinder compression and cam timing. Once you know that you can figure our where to go from there.

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