2005 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl 45000 miles
I drive approx. 8 miles to work, takes about 15-20 minutes with some traffic. Since last September, every few days or so, as soon as I'm into the drive to work, the needle goes up and looks like my car is overheating. I immediately turn the heat on or turn off the car, and everything is fine.
As the weather has gotten warmer over the last month, I got more nervous because I knew I'd need the A/C. The last two or three times the needle would start to go up, and then would actually go DOWN when I turned the A/C on. This had not happened before, and in fact the opposite happened.
I've taken it to the dealer about 7 times in the last several months. They say they've checked everything and no problems. They've let it run for several hours parked; also, they've taken it out and driven for a couple of hours; they've run the A/C and it NEVER seems to overheat for them!
I would appreciate any helpful insight into my problem. I cannot keep missing work and magically, the problem never happens when it's at the dealership. Again, it is a 2005 Hyundai Elantra--that I just recently worked very very hard to pay off.
have the same problem?
Monday, June 16th, 2008 AT 1:54 PM