Engine Cooling problem
2003 Hyundai Elantra 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 60000 miles
I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, and in just the last 2 days it has started to overheat. I have not had any other problems with it at all. When I am driving the engine temp gauge conntinues to climb, but when I am at a stop light or I pull over and am at idle the gauge comes down some. There isn't any leaks that I can find, and all the hoses seem to be fine, with the exception of the top radiator hose. Where it comes out of the radiator is fine and I see no cracks, however, at the end point where it would connect to (I think) the thermostat housing, there is some corrosion of some kind, white, like calcium or lime. I called a car shop, and they want to charge me $90 to see if I blew the head gasket. Should I just have them replace the thermostat instead?
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 1:19 PM