Van started overheating. Took it in. They changed the thermostat.
Continued to overheat. Took it someplace else who pulled it in the garage and said "You need a new motor" within 10 minutes.
Took it to a 3rd guy who flushed the radiator and bled the air out of the lines. It worked perfectly for half a day.
Has started overheating again.
Things that cool it off: Driving uphill, driving over 50mph, usually a good hard stomp of the brakes followed by speeding up again in "clean air" with no one in front of me. Sometimes shutting off the van and restarting it will cool it down (I do that a lot at stop lights right now so it doesn't idle).
Things that heat it up: Traffic, Idling, trying to use the heater
Monday, December 3rd, 2012 AT 8:13 PM