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Old 24 Oct 2015, 06:27 pm
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Every time I shut off my cruiser, it makes this hissing sound. Plus when I'm inside my car, i hear bubbling sound like boiling water. I have antifreeze in it, I also see some antifreeze on top of the battery and a little on the air filter case.
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 06:44 pm
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What's up is it over heating, is temp gauge reading higher 4han normal
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 06:46 pm
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No, it's actually reading normal. There is times that it goes above normal but it's rare.

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Old 24 Oct 2015, 06:57 pm
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I would suggest you do a coolant compression test. Your coolant system is not sealed and you need to take care of the leak before it overheats. When you are checking it for coolant leaks the radiator and radiator hoses are a good starting point next to the battery. Check your coolant system before checking the radiator fan. If your coolant system is not sealed then your boiling temperature point is lower.

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Old 24 Oct 2015, 07:01 pm
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Need to check if fans are kicking on its 2 speed fan check if both work run car let it warm up,if the don't check fuse and rely. Aso check temp sensor.If they work next step check if coolant is circulating bye squeezing upper and lower hoses or you can check with temp gauge point at each hose. Basically upper should be hot that is coolant coming from block to radiator if it's soft and cold while car is running thermostat is not working replace if you have no heat in car could also be plugged heater correct doubt it's water pump but that could be problem pull both hoses off heater core run hose through one end if it comes out other side your good do same to radiator
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 07:06 pm
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Did you add coolant or fix a leak or replace thermostat if you did there is air in system you need to run it till it gets warm locate bleeder screw on thermostat hosing and open it till nothing but coolant comes out
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 07:23 pm
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I added Coolant recently if that means anything
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Old 24 Oct 2015, 10:18 pm
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Inspect the crimp where the stupid plastic tank is crimped to the top of the radiator. Mine was exactly like you described. Battery, air box, etc

If you find that is the problem, There's a link to a cheap replacement in the first post here:
anybody try the $54 radiator
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