98' Mitsubishi Eclipse


Old 07-08-05, 11:24 AM
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98' Mitsubishi Eclipse

PLEASE HELP ME!! Whenever my car is at a complete stop (but is still running), the temperature rises to hot like it is over heating. It cools back down to normal when I start moving again. What could it possibly be??
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Old 07-08-05, 01:28 PM
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It could be a radiator fan that is not operating. If it's not operating when the engine is warm or hot, start by checking the fan fuse.

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Old 07-08-05, 03:28 PM
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I agree about the fan too.

Another thing to check is simply the radiator coolent level. With a cold engine, remove cap and peek inside.
Old 07-08-05, 05:50 PM
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A sometimes quick check of the radiator fan motor is to turn on the A/C, and look at the fan..Does it come on, and does the car run cooler?
Old 07-09-05, 08:20 AM
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And you need to find out the problem and get it remedied ASAP, Blondie, before you get into more serious stuff like a blown head gasket.
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