Engine Cooling problem
2005 Hyundai Elantra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70000 miles
I was on the interstate (70+) and my engine overheated, I didn't realize it until I got off the exit. I had a leak from an upper hose that I didn't know about. I've tried to " burp" the radiator, I keep adding water and antifreeze to the radiator (more water than antifreeze at this point). The resevoir keeps emptying, no puddles, checked the oil, it's a little high (warm) but not foamy. Car will run for a mile or two fine then starts to overheat again. If it gets a little hot and I stop I hear gurgling and see steam coming from the overflow on the resevoir. No funny noises from the water pump. What's the problem, and how do I fix?
A girl at work says I might need a new engine, might as well park it in the driveway and walk if that's the case. Any suggestions?
Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 7:59 AM