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Old 05-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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3800 Overheating

Hello all, my 96 3800 V6 Camaro overheats once in a while. It will be running fine, temps around 185 or so, then it will start to rise up to almost 260, it will sit there regardless of what I do, or how I drive, then it will just drop like a rocket back to 180 or so. It doesn't happen allot, and once it drops its usually ok.

Does this sound like a T-stat sticking or the fan relay. When it drops, it drops fast (like 5 seconds or so).

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i had a sticky t-stat and it did what you describe,changed it and now it's fine

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Originally Posted by frumpy View Post
i had a sticky t-stat and it did what you describe,changed it and now it's fine
^^X2^^ bad thermostat.

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