With that said, while you're addressing the leak from the thermostat housing you should be aware of this common problem area. Air trapped under the thermostat may cause the engine to overheat or the coolant sensor to not read correctly. You do not have to drain the entire radiator. After inspecting a few of these failed coolant thermostat housing parts on several different years, you find different types of failures. However, if you have replaced the spark plugs or performed other on your automobile this probably falls within your skill set. The definitely do go bad, I've replaced a couple on different vehicles. This hasn't happened for the Chevrolet Cruze coolant leak yet.
If you need to replace it its very easy and its also the cheapest thing to replace of all of the possible issues. Clear the trouble code after the repair to shut off the high speed fans ©, 2017 Rick Muscoplat. Adding a clamp will not solve the issue. Because coolant sensors can deteriorate with age and may not read as accurately as they did when they were new. Since this is a specialized fitting fused right onto the hose, the only way to complete the repairs becomes to replace the part.
We'll be writing about that next. Plastic Fitting Leaks on the Chevy Cruze Failure of plastic parts strikes again. When the system becomes depleted enough drivers complain of no heat at all. Symptoms of P00B7 Chevy Cruze trouble code When a P00B7 Chevy Cruze trouble code sets, you may notice that the radiator fans are running at high speed at all times when the engine is running. Although I usually recommend before replacing parts, I have seen this check engine light issue enough to just go ahead and replace thermostat housing assembly on the Chevrolet Cruz and Chevrolet Sonic models with the four-cylinder engine.
Engine Coolant Temperature Sensors replacement Most coolant temperature sensors are not replaced unless they have failed. But many experts also recommend installing a new coolant sensor if you are replacing or rebuilding an engine. When operating properly, the thermostat begins to open with by itself when engine coolant reaches 217°F. This is a direct symptom of a low coolant system. With the newer Chevrolet Cruz models the thermostat housing itself is made out of aluminum.
You're starting to see lots of customers complain about problems and symptoms stemming from a low coolant situation. We have a picture that shows you how the fitting breaks and then leaks. Some of these housings become brittle from the heat and crack from vibration. It is also a good idea to replace the coolant sensor and thermostat if the engine has experienced a case of severe overheating. The small droplets evaporate on the hot engine. So car makers added a heater to the wax pellet to force it to open faster to allow full coolant flow and prevent overheating.
In many vehicles, a faulty coolant temperature system will trigger a check engine light or service engine light on your car's dashboard. It looks just like the temp sw. In addition, short trip driving and low heat generation by the engine may prevent the thermostat from opening as quickly. Follow this hose down and you'll find that it attaches to the thermostat housing discussed in the article above. It's common to see a leak in this area. A dirty engine as the result of carbon deposits is the new threat to vehicle performance.
This would be a good time to check the condition of the coolant, and to replace it if the coolant is more than three years old conventional coolant or five years old long life coolant. If you have a bi-directional scan tool, command the thermostat heater to run at 100%. Because the engines are smaller, they may not generate the same amount of heat at idle as a larger or older engine. To confirm, you could run your vehicle through an emissions test. My engine coolant temperature gauge has started to reflect only C. So before replacing your engine parts, try Carbon Cleaning.
We provide more information about it at the end of the article. Abnormally high engine temperatures can damage these components and may cause them to misbehave or fail prematurely. It runs at millivolts and the slightest amount of corrosion or a slightly loose makes them go bonkers. Today all of a sudden the temp gauge worked flawlessly for several trips. I truly hoped that the overall quality improved to catch up with the rest of the industry.
The thermostat should be fully open at 243°F. This fuse supplies current to the thermostat heater. . However, you need to be careful because aluminum is a soft metal. The repairs themselves are straightforward, yet still require a fair amount of do-it-yourself skills.
The problem stretches back to the 2010 Chevy Cruze models and we've seen them on the 2016 models as well. It's necessary to clean the surface before installing the new parts. You may lose a little but you can just dump some in. Just open the drain valve and let out enough coolant so the coolant level in the engine is below the sensor. It changes resistance with the temperature. The most common engine you find in these automobiles remains the 1. The Cruze Coolant Leak Symptoms When the thermostat starts to leak it begins slowly.