"You have some other problem causing the belt failures. Look for any pulley that is misaligned with the rest. Feel each pulley for wobbling, especially any idler pulleys." :
Will do, because for me to go through 3 belts already, it's ridiculous. I just dont want to give up this car. I know its old school, but it's so good on gas, an dI work 50 miles away from my job, lol!
I don't know which engine you have and I have no idea how far away the repair shop is. I've nursed cars over 30 miles to get home but that involved running them for only two or three miles at a time, coasting as far as possible, then letting them cool down for 15 minutes. If no coolant has leaked out you can get further, but from your description it sounds like the warning light is already flashing so you won't know when the engine really does start to overheat.
"Do you have a temperature gauge on the dash or just a light?" I have a temperatire gauge that barely worked. Actually it stopped working about 4 months ago.
"Gauges tell you what's going on. By the time a light comes on it's usually too late. If yours is on as soon as you start the engine, you know it hasn't had time to overheat yet so something is likely wrong with the temperature sending unit or the wire to it. "
Exactly! As soon as I turn the engine on the thing is flashing, then goes off eventually. After about 10 minutes of driving it. There is coolant in there. I have not noticed a leak. It's been the same since the weekend. I checked this morning to see if that was the issue too.
Thursday, February 14th, 2013 AT 8:40 PM