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 05-29-2007, 23:34 Post: 142584
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 Gator 6x4 Overheating problem

My 6x4 is overheating. Radiator is full. Decided to replace the thermostat... Still overheating So Sad Decided it must be the water pump as the radiator never gets warm (hence pump not pumping the hot water when thermostat opens)... Water pump looks/operates fine...
Not much else to fix/replace.

Anyone have an idea?






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 06-25-2007, 09:27 Post: 143183
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Yes, please, send some help our way. I have the same problem. Haven't taken it to the dealer yet. Trying to make it through myself.
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 06-25-2007, 09:33 Post: 143188
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 Gator 6x4 Overheating problem

Could the lower hose be collapsing when pump is pumping? Have you tried flushing the cooling system? Have seen tractor with cool radiator due to it being clogged. kt






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 06-26-2007, 16:55 Post: 143234
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 Gator 6x4 Overheating problem

The problem is the engine block is not completely full and the water is not getting to the pump yet.
Here is the solution.
At the top of the engine near the carburator is a small bolt.
12mm wrench I think. Remove the screw.
With the engine running, slowly fill the the hole with fluid. An old oil bottle with a pour spout works best. I had to fill mine a few times after running it for a while until the system is full. Never had a problem after that.
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 10-29-2007, 16:51 Post: 147512
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Thanks for the help. My prolem is the fan won't kick in. Had it to the dealer in July and they replaced a switch or relay to the tune of $400. Now, it's overheating again. Dealer will repair at his cost, so thank goodness they stand behind it. I'll show them the water thing, but??
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 03-09-2011, 20:22 Post: 177293
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 Gator 6x4 Overheating problem

Hello! i have a 6x4 that is overheating too! I have "drained the air" out of the block several times and still havent resolved my issue. there is a rubber line running from my water pump to the other side of the engine by the carb. my question is this. is this a vaccuum control line or is water supposed to flow through it? i took it off at the water pump side and antifreeze shot out for a second. I have no antifreeze in the oil. I replaced the thermastat. when i pull the "plug" by the carb antifreeze shoots everywhere so i know my pump is working. my radiator itself doesnt warm up. please advise....Thanks for helping me!!!!






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 03-09-2011, 23:03 Post: 177298
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 Gator 6x4 Overheating problem

Did the thermostat have a small vent hole through the flange? Some thermostats come with the hole and should be mounted with the hole in the top most position. Some people will drill their own hole to help even out the heat cycles. Some engines will nearly overheat before the stat opens because the stat is in a cool zone or a bubble of air is behind it. With the hole, you won't get the temp spikes if this is your problem. A small engine might have a 1/16" hole and a v8 will have a 1/8".






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 04-08-2012, 05:45 Post: 183064
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Hi my gator is over heating the hoses get hot but the the return hose clappses the fan dosnt turn on wot can I do






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Hi my gator is over heating the hoses get hot but the the return hose clappses the fan dosnt turn on wot can I do






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