I am about fed up with the problems I am having with my car so I have decided to turn to you guys for possible help. My car began to overheat and it was like a domino effect with parts that kept going out on the car. The main problems initially with the car was overheating and the transmission was slipping when trying to go into certain gears occasionally. I replaced the alternator because it had locked up, water pump, timing belt, serpentine belt, thermostat, radiator, changed the oil, tailpipe and flex pipe replaced, among other things that the mechanics found wrong once they had the car on the rack. The car now runs perfect engine wise, except that it is still overheating. There is no milky residue in the oil and there is no white smoke coming out of the tailpipe so I am pretty sure that the head is fine. When the car is at idle, the car does not overheat. I turn the heater on and the heat goes down. I am pretty sure that the fans work without the heater coming on, but I just do this to help speed things along. I was told to check my modulator valve, but I do not think my car has one. I have determined that the car starts to overheat when the transmission warms up because when the car starts to slip gears, it starts overheating even more. I have bought a bottle of this stuff that you put in transmissions to help clean the transmission and preserve gear band life span because I was told by another person that my transmission gear bands may be heating up and expanding too much which is why it keeps slipping, causing too much heat and therefore causing the car to overheat. The moral of the story is that I am tired of putting the car in the shop, being told that my problem would be fixed only to get the car out, still the problem and then right back in the shop to spend more money. I would like to find out the problem definitely before I put it in the shop again. Thanks so much in advance and I apologize for the long book I wrote above.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 AT 5:40 PM