Engine Cooling problem
1997 Chevy Camaro V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 97000 miles
I have just a 1997 camaro that I just purchased used. THe individual that I bought it from said it was missing the thermostat they could not tell me why. I was driving home for the first time last night and the car stalled out. I noticed that the Temparture gauge never got up to the proper temperature. I assume this is because of the missing thermastat. But at idle I noticed the temparature raised up to 180 degrees and while driving it droped dramatically, botoming out the gauge I beleive this is because of the air flow from the radiator. Also there was white smoke coming out of the heater vents fogging all of the windows. This I beleive is a leak in the heater core. But I am puzzled about the car stalling out. I have to drive down a hill with a 19% grade and on the way down is when it stalled. After a few minutes it would start again briefly and stall.
have the same problem?
Friday, November 20th, 2009 AT 1:24 AM