I recently took my vehicle in for an overheating issue. When driving it, the engine light came on and indicated that the engine was overheating. I had it towed to the dealership for inspection and repair. I was initially told that the issue was related to the fan module. The plan was to replace it and all would be well. However, I reminded the technician that in the coolant reservoir there seemed to be an separation of the liquid occurring. The bottom 25% of the liquid appeared orange as the coolant should, the top 75% was clear like water. I had a theory of why that occurred considering the car was overheating but the technician said that without prior services records he cannot ascertain why this occurred and encouraged me to authorize a flush (which would not be covered by the warranty). I believe the issue to be a direct result of the engine overheating, causing a build up in the radiator which perhaps caused a back flow. In any event, I would have assumed that the Technician could get to the root of the problem before flushing the system, as that may not be the cause. Does any of this make sense? Can you weigh in with your expertise?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 AT 4:00 PM