Engine Cooling problem
1999 Chevy Camaro 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 112500 miles
I'm the only owner / driver of my '99 Chevrolet Camaro. 5-speed transmission, V6, 112,500 miles.
Recently, my temperature gauge shows I'm running hot when sitting in traffic, at idle anytime and at long red lights. This is even in cold weather. It is worse in hot weather. I should add that the temp registers fine at highway driving. Also, I smell a burning-type odor inside the car if the vent or A/C is on. I don't smell it outside the car or under the hood. The radiator has been recently flushed and is in good working order. The alternator is new. The oil is consistently changed every 3,000 miles. New plugs. Clutch replaced at 85K miles (but it does 'stick' some - I use my left foot to lift it up if necessary). Everything is stock. It's never had any major breakdowns, just the basic wear and tear.
Someone suggested I replace the fan clutch. Another suggested it was an electric cooling fan. How do I know which it is? The mechanic that diagnosed the fan clutch said $600. That seems totally insane? Maybe not, but I'm skeptical when it's high dollar and I'm a lady by myself at a shop.
Any recommendations / suggestions? Thanks for reading.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, May 21st, 2008 AT 1:02 PM