I really need help please, car heats up I checked fuses and realays they all seem good, so went ahead and replaced the fan sweatch and coolant temp sensos beacause radiator dont never turn on unless I turn on the heater, I posted I pic of the sensors I replced, well this did not fix the problem. Then I noticed a noise arount the area of the timing belt and water pump, I went ahead and replaced both oh and also thermostat, did not fix the overheating problem either. Water pump and thermostat were replaces not too long before I did it, they put the green antifreeze the person who did the job before I did, I read you have to use the red one for this cars which is silicate and borete free which not many stores have only dealer ship.
So I also noticed as I was flushing the cooling system I noticed coolant does not flow back to the radiator through the top hose which is also shown in the pic I uploaded. I disconected the top hose from radiator with just water in the radiator and water never came from the hose, not even when the temp gauge was almost at the red mark, the fand never turned or either as I had the car on. Im guessing the thermostat is not opening or the cooling ducts in the engine are clogged. Please Help!
Monday, February 28th, 2011 AT 8:04 AM