Overheating Not Drawing On Reserve


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
91,263 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced thermostat (1 reports)
1993 Pontiac Sunbird cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1993 Pontiac Sunbird Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 262003

(reported on)

Sunbird LE

  • 80,000 miles


Alright.. I am not getting my car and I need serious help. I am not sure if people can read this but if you are and have had this similar problem please e-mail me and tell me what you did. (nicole_marie2002@hotmail.com) I can go to a place and have a free quote done but due to some place out there, I am afraid that I am going to get over charged for something that I could have done on my own. Alright here is my problem.

My vehicle is a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE. It does not have the original motor in it so the exact miles on it are unknown. The engine appears to be in good shape. I right now am having a problem with the heat in my engine. It seems as if there is something stopping the heat for getting out of the engine. I have before put coolant in it and it has stopped the problem, but I could have pissed more than the amount I put in. It just doesn't make sense to me. I don't have a leak, my head gaskets are fine, the belts are good, my high-powered fan kicks on ( thank god ) and my Thermostat is good also. Not the weird things is, well it isn't very weird, but when I start to go fast it runs fine and the temperature will drop extremely fast and I mean fast. But then you slow down and the heat goes up fast and I mean fast. I am hoping that it is just in need of a drink but I have talked to people who are telling me that what is wrong is some place on the block that is not worth fixing. Which sounds like to me I am going to be paying alot of money to get this fixed. Unless there is an easier way!

- , Flat Rock, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 072007

(reported on)

Sunbird 2.2L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,526 miles

Over 15 miles trip and car overheats. All warning lights come on. Seems to be adding to reserve coolant tank instead of drawing on it. When checking the rad appears that it is not any lower than 1/4 cup. Add all the time. Have had it checked by mechanic who says cooling system seems okay. Then why did it take a whole rad full after letting it cool down, but very slowly?

- , St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

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