Anyone else have overheating problems?
Well, summer is right around the corner, and I'm having a bit of a problem that started last year. The temp. gauge on my car seems to always be right in the middle between Hot and Cold (at normal driving conditions), even when driving on the highway. Normal position for the gauge used to be lower. The problem is that as soon as I exit the highway, or encounter traffic, the gauge shoots way up, and I need to turn on the heater to get the gauge to come back down. Last year I got stuck in traffic on the highway and had to roll down my window and turn on the heater... that was fun. It sucked, but it worked, my engine temp. did come down.
I had the thermostat replaced last year, and that hasn't seemed to fix the problem. I took my car back to the place that changed the thermostat, and they ran it, and said that there is nothing wrong with my car.
Here's what I know...
Thermostat replaced (new one may only be partially opening, may have to replace again, God I hope not!!!)
Coolant lvl is ok
fans are running
I do get heat out of my vents, so It seems that my thermostat is opening. Or could this just be a Trep Trait?
Can anyone think of anything else I might need to look at? Nothing scares me more than a car that overheats. I hear that overheating is worse for your car than anything else.