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14kingt

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i Was checking out the fiero one day and found out there was no thermostat in the housing. I put one in and ever since then the engine light would click on after 3 mins of driving. And I also noticed it spewed a little coolant were the reservoir cap is. I’m confused about this any info would help.
 

14kingt

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Can’t be a blown head gasket is happing at the front with the radiator. And the cooling fan for whatever reason only wants to turn on when the heat is on.
 

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Water boils out the overflow when the pressure is too high in the cooling system, then its either a clogged radiator, blown head gaskets, cracked head or blockage in the cooling system. The cooling fan should come on at 180 - 195*.

Is the radiator cap new?

What is the engine light code? You just need a paper clip with the key on to check for codes ( info online for the procedure)

Most people pull out the thermostat because the the car is overheating.

Doug in P.R. :cool:
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melsg5

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How long have you had this car?
What temperature thermostat did you install?
The fact that there was no thermostat indicates a prior owner was covering up an overheating problem rather than correcting it.
If you turn on the AC does the engine fan run?
Do you have a accurate temperature gauge and if so what does it read when the light comes on?
 

14kingt

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Mine hasn’t been overheating. It usually reads 140. I just bought it two weeks ago. A old lady had this car and didn’t drive it much. The coolant problem actually is the reservoir I believe because it came off one stud and was on the cooling fan slightly. The radiator and cap are still original I believe. I haven’t ran AC yet and thermo stat is rated to 190 I think
 

melsg5

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140 is too low,
I would have gone with a 180 thermostat.
If the fan is prevented from turning the car will overheat.
The fan should come on when the AC is turned on.
 
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