First make sure coolant level is full, also the reservoir, if low then fill. By giving it that shot of gas as you call it, allows the water pump to circulate more which would force into radiator which would cool it some what unless coolant level is real low. Also check the fan operation, I assume electric, possible temp sensor not turning fan on. If none of the above have water pump checked.
Friday, January 7th, 2011 AT 4:01 AM