-going through coolant very quickly. Not leaking, no wet spots.
-fan comes on when attached to the battery but not on it's own. So the fan motor is working.
-the wires connecting to the fan appear fine and there is no visible corrosion.
-overheating in hot and cold weather. It was 81 yesterday and today it's raining and 65. Same symptoms.
-only overheats while idling.
Originally I thought it might be the ECTS because the fan wasn't coming on and the coolant was disappearing. But then the temperature gauge started to rise. At first it was only overheating a little bit while idling (moving from 1/4 to 1/2), then eventually it turned it to a real problem when it started rising from 1/4 to 3/4s while idling. When that happens I usually turn off the car. When I turn off the car for a bit, maybe a minute or two, the temperature appears to have gone back to normal staying at 1/4. When I'm driving it runs perfect.
Any suggestions, tips, or comments are greatly appreciated. <3
have the same problem?
Monday, March 7th, 2011 AT 10:07 AM