This year her car started to overheat when idle after driving for 30+ minutes. Before this was happening, we would notice her fan would run for a while after she shut her car off. It wasn't too long afterwards that her car started overheating.
If she turns her car off and immediately starts it again, it shows normal temp ranges. We replaced her thermostat and her Engine Coolant Temp Sensor. We don't see any coolant leaking anywhere.
I know enough about cars to get me in trouble, but not enough to know which direction to go next. Since it only happens when idle, it makes me think radiator fan, but the fan does run, like today, she got back and her fan ran for a few minutes after she turned off her car.
I am running out of ideas and am not sure what to try next. I would like to avoid going to a mechanic if we can, I am handy enough to do most repairs on my own, but I also don't want to just replace things without knowing if it is going to work. The thermostat and temp sensor were simple enough and not too expensive.
What are some other things I could check?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 AT 7:17 PM