The coolant is low, I refilled it. I replaced the thermostat. The heat gauge goes all the way to high when I am driving fast, but at idle it cools down to the temperature it should be. I stop at a red light and it cools down immediately. There isn't anything leaking as far as I can tell from looking under the car when it's been parked awhile. I had to refill the coolant again today after refilling a day ago. There is not heat at all. The blower fan works. Blows cold air out :( there are no strange sounds aside from the loud idling, but that's always been a problem really. I have a 1999 ford Escort SE. After changing the thermostat, I am not sure what to try next. The fan seems to be working. Can anyone help? I live in Colorado and I have to wipe the windshield with a paper towel because it won't defrost and it's so cold it's like torture to touch the steering wheel. The Gauge has not gotten into the red zone yet because I stop and let the car cool down. It's not smoking. I checked the caps and they are all on tight. Do you think it's the water pump? Should I replace the head gasket? I don't even care what you think the real issue is and what it will cost. I would rather drive a car whithout wheels than have no heat. Thank you for your help! ~ A Desperate Girl
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 20th, 2011 AT 5:41 AM