A week or so ago, I back the car out of the garage and had it idling when I noticed a puddle of coolant on the ground. I looked around under the hood but didn't find anything other than some coolant on fill reservoir. I cleaned it up and checked again and noticed a small stream running from under the cap.
My thought then that maybe the cap was bad so I went to autozone and got a new one. The next day I checked the fluid levels, filled it, drove to my destination, then checked it. This time I had steam coming from under the cap and a good amount of coolant coming from under the cap.
My next thought is maybe something is wrong with the tank, however, I was also wondering if maybe the coolant is getting hot because of something else, and the steam I was seeing is actually the cap doing its job. So then I'm thinking of changing the thermostat.
So my question is this: Should I change the thermostat, the fill tank, or could there be another source of trouble?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 AT 1:28 PM