My 06 Chevy Equinox is overheating, replaced heating sensor, water pump, did a radiator flush twice, could it be the radiator? Plus it is losing fluid, about 1/2 gallon each day

Asked by Feb 21, 2017 at 09:10 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced heating sensor, water pump, did a radiator flush twice, could it be
the radiator? Plus it is losing fluid, about 1/2 gallon each day

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A lot of white smoke coming out the exhaust that has a sweet smell? If so that would be a head gasket or cracked head.

There is a small amount of white smoke but I only noticed it once

75,595

The coolant is going somewhere, need to figure out where. Check the oil to see if the oil level is getting fuller. Did some garage do the coolant flush? I ask because overheating is due to the cooling system needing to be purged from air, a bad thermostat, the fans not turning on, a bad head gasket or cracked head in your case. I don't thing the radiator is bad after flushing it.

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