Engine Cooling problem
1996 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles
Im working on my girlfriends car, as its been having problems recently. Cooling systems always boggle me. I put in a new tstat a few weeks ago and all was fine but I had her take it to pep boys to get the cooling system flushed and they said the radiator was toast so they couldn't do it. They wanted to charge 800 bucks to put on in so I got her one for $150 and installed it. I burped it out pretty good from what I could tell and took it for a drive. The temp guage started bouncing around a little bit but never really got to the red (close though) and would go back down to the middle where it should be I pulled it over and popped the hood and the radiator fan wasn't coming on. Could this be the temp sensor or the Fan? I don't have a volt meter and have no clue how to check and see if its getting power anyway, Im thinking the temp sensor works though if the guage is reading or am I wrong? Please help, I'd like to have this on the road today because I have to work all week and she needs it for work. Thanks in advance for any ideas.
Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 1:28 PM