2006 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 63,000 miles
I am having problems with my car and wanted to do some research before going to the dealer in the morning about the on-going car trouble.
Well on Saturday, November 08, 2008, I took my car for an oil change and mention to the guy that when warming my car up for about 10 minutes the heat is blowing out cold air and not heat. After I feel my car has been running for about 10 minutes I leave going to work. I have to drive for approximately 1 – 2 miles before the heater starts blowing heat.
Anyway after explaining to the dealer tech guy, they diagnose was to “bleed the heater system." Cost was 85.00.
Now on Monday and Tuesday Nov 10 and 11, The heater is now blowing out heat, but now I have notice that something is now leaking out of the front of my car (pinkish color substance) that never leaked prior to going to the dealership and having my car serviced on Saturday (11/08/2008). I took my car back to the dealer Wednesday November 12 and they diagnose (from the invoice) “(OP Code J3362) Hose, Engine Coolant Upper Replace. Upper Hose ($22.76), coolant ($28.58) + $119.00 for labor. So they replaced upper radiator hose; filled coolant system and bleed heater system again.
Now after two days of raining (11/13/2008 and 11/14/2008), I could not see whether the car was leaking or not. Now Saturday 11/15/2008, I noticed that the car is still leaking (I guess anti-freeze, it is a pinkish color substance)
1st Is it possible that the dealer could have messed something up after the first repair of bleeding the heater system on 11/08/2008 that cause the leaking of antifreeze (pinkish color)
2nd Is it necessary to bleed the heating system for the second time when they replaced the upper radiator hose; filled coolant system
3rd Now I have noticed that when parking my car in my driveway that, if I pull-in the left side leaks and if I back-in the right side leaks.
Any suggestions. I need some guidance. What I am thinking is going to the dealer and say very politely that I have given you all ( $85.00 to fix the heat blowing (which is working); $186.00 for repairing a leak that was not leaking before the first visit on 11/08/2008 and still leaking and slinging fluid from the car belt under the hood. I refused to pay any more money to have the problem fixed and also the dealership should be responsible for performing something to clean under the hood where the fluid is leaking and cleaning where the belt was slinging the fluid. Does that sound like a good idea
Please help; what do you think.
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 3:49 PM