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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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steam from under the hood

Does anybody know what causes the "overheat" illusion on the Enclave? I know my wife has been telling me about it for a year now, but I experienced it for the first time. At a stoplight in the rain, steam was rising from under the hood, as if the motor were overheating/hose burst. There was a LOT of steam pouring out and upward. It has to be water contacting something, but to tell you the truth I didn't feel like pulling over to check, so when I did at home, it wasn't doing it anymore. I know all the fluids are full, so I'm pretty confident it's water making contact with something....

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 01:12 PM
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Re: steam from under the hood

rbarrios provided a good explanation in the following thread:

http://www.enclaveforum.net/index.php?topic=9897.0

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: steam from under the hood

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rbarrios provided a good explanation in the following thread:

http://www.enclaveforum.net/index.php?topic=9897.0
Gotcha, thanks, I guess I had forgotten about it and this is the first time that I saw it for myself....I suppose there's nowhere else to put that CAT. How many have we got again....2?

My BMW has 4, and I found out my Nissan has two as it's a Calif. emissions vehicle (back then they made a Fed and a CA--this is where the muffler chain has fun and quotes like $1200 to replace the flex pipe--UGH!)....

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2013, 10:48 PM
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Re: steam from under the hood

We just noticed this about 2 months ago...I had to get out as I was worried we had radiator hose issue. Couldn't see anything wrong so assumed it was the rain hitting something hot...thanks for the clarification!!!!

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