Engine Cooling problem
1996 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
While my car is idling the temp seems to be fine, but once I start driving it the temp starts going up. The faster I go the faster the temp seems to go up, until it is at the redline and the dummy light comes on. For awhile I was able to turn on the heat full blast and it would keep the temp down to just below the redline, but now that really doesn't seem to be working. The samething goes for when I turn on the air conditioner. It seems though that the slower I go or if it's just idling the temp stays the same if not go down a little more. With both the heat and then the air conditioner going the fans do run. I thought at first maybe I had a bad fan sensor, but now I'm thinking it might be the thermostat. But I'm not sure where the thermostat is. What do you think as far as the car overheating and if it is the thermostat where do I find the thing.
Thank you so much for your time and help with this matter.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 AT 6:03 PM