This is kind of similar to what is happening to my Chevrolet 2004 impala with just about 60,000 on it.
I noticed and I assume it is my thermostat, but it could very well be my water pump too.
I have also noticed my heat, is next to impossible to get to warm up it seems, so I am wondering if it has to do with my heating core too.
So here are my symptoms: I drive fine, when I stop my temperature jumps up to overheating and the light turns on high coolant temperature, then as I start to move the temperature begins to drop again.
As for the sound that the other person is hearing, is their car is going into overheat mode, and it will drop the use of some of the pistons, cylinders (mind you I am not a mechanic) and drop the rate at which it fires so you can travel to a safer place and extended miles too (cuts down on damage read your book :) )
So should I assume it is my thermostat not allowing for the fluid to return correctly? And as I start moving the vibrations help jar it open.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 AT 9:01 AM