Last Thursday (11/6/14) I went to my local repair shop to have my inspection sticker renewed. The mechanic said that my vehicle failed inspection the first time around, and showed me the codes that were failing (and no my dumb self did not write down the codes when I should have). He offered to clear the codes, and told me to drive the vehicle around for a specified distance (I'm assuming to reset the drive cycle) and/or just bring it back on Saturday. I brought the vehicle back on Saturday (11/8/14) and the inspection passed.
So, I drove the vehicle with no noticeable issues until about Thursday (11/13/14). I tend to keep my coolant temperature gauge on while driving and noticed that the temperature was higher than normal (approx. 225F). I pulled over at my destination and surveyed the vehicle, and noticed that I was leaking coolant on the bottom left side of my radiator (when looking at the face of the vehicle). I also noticed that my ac fan wasn't turning on, and then later noticed that no matter how long I was driving the vehicle the lines running to and from my radiator remained cold, telling me that coolant was most likely not flowing. The liquid in my coolant reservoir is frozen (which tells me that there must be too much water in it, but please correct me if I'm wrong).
My first troubleshooting step was to check all of the lines for visible cracks or defects, which from what I can tell there are none other than just the one leak coming from somewhere on the bottom left side of my radiator. Second, I checked all of my fuses both under the hood and inside the cab in front of the passenger seat, and all of them are intact. The third thing that I noticed is that when I am driving, and begin to notice the engine overheating a fan kicks on somewhere around 220F. Now with that said I tried running the heater while driving, and noticed that the heat would last for a short while until the aforementioned fan kicks on, and then cool air follows. If I continue to drive then the hot and cold air will alternate along with the fan turning on and off. The fan I am referring to is not the fan directly in front of the radiator. That fan still does not turn on.
The last step that I took was to call the repair shop I originally went to so as to ask the mechanic for the codes that he showed my car displayed during the first inspection. He says that he doesn't have those codes, however after looking up my information he said something about my "evaporator" failing. I am still searching the internet for any and all suggestions for fixes, however any help is appreciated. Any and all time taken to review this issue is greatly appreciated, so please, thank you, and God bless.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2014 AT 9:14 AM