It sounds lioke the thermostat is bad and you may have a bad radiator cap. You may also have some air in the system.
When you go to fill it up;
Let it cool off and remove the radiator capand then run engine with the heat setting on the climate controls all the way hot
Let it reach operating temperature and then top off raiator and reserviour tank
replace cap and take for a test drive.
If the thermostat, radiator cap and bleeding air from system do not sole the problem, get a coolant system pressure test done to make sure your system does not have a leak.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 AT 6:58 PM