The fans etc. Seem to be o.K. According to my son-in-law, He tried the new radiator cap and we
thought we had it because it went a few days
without overheating or stopping on me. I even
drove it on a 30 mile trip. Both ways with no problem. Going home I was more concerned because it was dark and my 10 yr. Old great-grandson was along. I didn't want to get stuck and have to walk in the dark. Then yesterday was a nightmare. We went to church with no problems and afterwards went to my son's and daughter-in-law's house. We were there about an hour and started home (about 2 to 3 miles away). When we got within under a mile from home the car shut down. It began cutting out and missing and then stopped. It would not start
again so we walked home. After it cooled down it
started and came home. After a rest we left again.
I was going to take a grandson and the great-grandson to my son-in-law's house. We didn't get a
1/2 mile when it shut down. The two of them and
a man going by pushed it into a gas station. After
a rest and adding a little gas it started up and shut
down less then 1/2 mi. Later. After 3 more stops I
suggested calling the son-in-law. He pulled the car
into a parking lot, took me home and the other two
to his house. I just called over there and the grandson said his dad was going to try to start it. I told him to suggest getting codes read when he talked to him again. We don't have cell phones. During these stops the heat gauge didn't say it was hot but my son-in-law still thinks something is shutting it down when it is just a little hot. As I said before it has a new thermostat and water pump and now a new radiator cap. Water is not leaking out and fans are working.
Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 1:53 PM