van is overheating

Asked by Mar 13, 2017 at 02:11 PM about the 2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Van is overheating we changed the thermostat.
Still overheats when it idles it doesn't overheat
and the overflow won't go into the radiator until u
take cap off radiator there's no leaking I've
noticed what can it b

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plugged radiator ?,fans are turning on ? what did the coolant look like when you changed the stat. ? hopefully it's not a head gasket , if it can sit there and idle for some time and the gauge stays at operating temp. probably not , pull the oil fill cap look at the bottom of it and let us know what you see .

Change the thermostat the one we took off was bad oil look goog but inside radiator the owner before week look like they had put some kind of leak stuff in it and was pretty thick where u remove the cap but there no leaks anywhere I think the water not running all the way thru to the engine cause the cap not hot when it overheat

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