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I have a 2002 chevy malibu and it keeps overheating?

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Old 20 Dec 2012, 08:10 pm
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Default I have a 2002 chevy malibu and it keeps overheating?

Its been over hearing for a month already, i put water and it was still over heating, put more coolant same thing. Today some guy changed my thermastat and same thing and he change the water pump and still same the coolant is leaking and at this point im lost and fed someone help me please.!
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 08:20 pm
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could be the start of a blown head gasket.

get rid of the car! lol
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 08:40 pm
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not the head gasket the intake gasket why do people say its the heads its 9 times out of ten the intake gasket you better check the oil and make sure its not got water in it if it does then it a blown intake gasket if a blown intake gasket it sometimes cost about five hundred dollars to get it fixed do not drive it if it has water in the oil or you will put a motor in it hope this helps good luck you will need it trust me
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 08:50 pm
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The Malibu of 1997-2003 has bad radiator reservoir cap. This is the cap found on the white translucent tank that holds extra radiator fluid. It goes bad after about a year. There is no problem till you or your mechanic opens the reservoir to top it off. The cap will no longer seal correctly. You drive around and the radiator takes in air and will proceed to overheat. Buy a new reservoir cap, and drain the radiator fluid.

The rule is : if you top off the radiator fluid and the reservoir tank cap is more than a year old, replace the cap.

Hope this helps!
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