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Why is my 2007 Chevy Silverado overheating?
While there are a variety of reasons your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is overheating, the most common 3 are a coolant leak (water pump, radiator, hose etc.), the radiator fan, or a failed thermostat.
Where is the thermostat located?
Most thermostats are located where the top radiator hose joins the engine, so these steps deal with this type. If your thermostat is in the bottom radiator hose, the principle is the same.
What are signs of a bad thermostat?
5 Symptoms of a Bad Thermostat (and Replacement Cost)
- #1 – Temperature Gauge Reading Higher (or Lower) Than Normal.
- #2 – Sudden Air Temperature Changes Inside Vehicle.
- #3 – Coolant Leaking.
- #4 – Rumbling Noises.
- #5 – Heater Malfunction.
What are the symptoms of a bad thermostat?
Leakage from the mounting surface. Appearance: Seepage, drips or large coolant bleed marks on or around the mounting surface or on the housing.
How do I know if my thermostat or water pump is bad?
These five signs can help you recognize that it’s time to bring your car in for inspection and possible water pump repair.
- Coolant Leaking. One of the first signs of a potentially faulty water pump is a puddle of coolant on the ground where you’ve parked your car.
- Rust or Deposit Build-Up.
How do I know if my thermostat is bad?
HVAC system won’t turn on: The most obvious sign of a bad thermostat is that the HVAC system in your building won’t turn on or respond to the thermostat. You should be able to turn on your heating or cooling system from the thermostat, or change operation back and forth from heating to cooling.