Engine Cooling problem
2001 Lexus IS 300 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 137000 miles
My car's tempeture gauge will start to go up now and again past the normal temp. The only way to make it go back down is to make a sharp turn or hit a bump in the road. When I do this I can hear a swishing sound of liquid from inside the car and the tempeture goes back to normal. I'm thinking it's a partial block in the cooling system but not sure if or how I can fix it. Please advise.
Is the cooling system full? The swishing sound may be air being pushed around by the coolant. If you suspect a partial blockage, find a local radiator shop and they can do a backflush and flow check of the cooling system.