1992 Ford Probe GL? 166,000 miles. My car is overheating at an alarming rate. I barely went a mile before the temperature gage skyrocketed. I had to pull over several times. During the ride, I didn't feel any heat coming out of the vents when usually it's like a rolling sauna. During one stop, smoke was coming from underneath where I put the oil and from the radiator. On another, the side hose for the raidiator popped off. A guy stopped and said it was probably my thermostat. From what I've been reading online, I think he may be right. My question(s) is, do you think it's my thermostat and if so, how long will it take to fix something like that? I have done some minor repairs myself, but am unsure if I should undertake this. Thank you in advance for your help. And please, continue to do what you're doing!
Monday, December 11th, 2006 AT 9:15 AM