2001 Olds Alero

alero

#1

Hello - 2001 Olds Alero, 127k miles, seems to slightly overheat in warmer weather (ohio)when at a stop - the needle moves above the middle line; once car is moving again, the needle goes back to the center; any ideas?


#2

Yes, I have an idea that the radiator cooling fan isn’t coming on and/or, the radiator coolant level is low.
If the coolant level is low, the coolant has leaked out, and the cooling system will need repair.


#3

Thanks very much! The coolant level is good; will have the fan checked.


#4

Check the radiator cooling fan(s). If they’re not working the engine will heat up at stop lights, etc.


#5

Perfect - thanks. I will check on this promptly.


#6

A pressure test would also be in order, it could be as simple as a bad radiator cap.


#7

Great suggestion - thanks!