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Old 06-15-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2001 Pontiac Firebird with a 3.8L V6 and it was given to me as a graduation present. Recently i actually ran out of gas in the car because the fuel gauge does not read properly and ever since then i have been having issues with it not wanting to start and it actually died on me while i was driving it yesterday. We just replaced the fuel pump a few months ago. also i have noticed that the car is starting to overheat. i had rinsed out the radiator i didnt do a full flush or anything and then put new antifreeze in the radiator but it still is overheating a tiny bit. any ideas??
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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Move up north? Kidding haha. So the overheating issue has only started AFTER you ran out of gas? Also, I used to have the same car. Fuel gauges in them like to tell lies. I recommend treating 1/4 tank as empty.
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haha. The overheating issues were happening since my step dad gave me the car and the actually fuel gauge reads either full or empty we think the sending unit is bad
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Noticing any leaks? Fans coming on? Couldn't hurt to do a full flush.
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No leaks and the fans do turn on but im gonna flush the system next week but that's not my main concern
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Make sure you put the proper antifreeze in with the right amount of water (not tap water), should be 50/50. Then get a manual to see if there is a air bleed procedure to make sure there is no air in the coolant.

How many miles on the car?
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check to make sure your air deflector is under the car and not broken or missing havehad this happen
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the car has about 150,000 miles on it and i buy the pre-mixed antifreeze and im not sure what to look for under the car
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