Here is what I’ve been currently dealing with with my 2004 Honda CR-V with 255k.
Temp gauge reaches its peak if I’m idling for too long (usually 3-5 mins), cools down once I begin driving again.
After driving for a good amount of time (15+ mins) and turning my car off, it struggles to turn on again shortly after (even if temp gauge never got to a higher temp than normal). It will crank but not turn over. I often have to wait 20-30 mins before it will start again.
Yesterday while in stop and go traffic, my car battery somewhat died. Radio turned off, lights turned off, dash had tons of messages lit up (battery light was flickering) but my engine was still running and I was able to still drive safely to a place to stop. Before I had a chance to even turn the car off, everything came back on, so I continued home with no problems (making sure to be at idle for the least amount of time as possible).
During my last oil change, I was notified that they could not get a read on my battery, so there is a chance it’s a battery issue. But is there a chance it’s the alternator instead or as well? I also thought one of my fans may not be working and thought that was the cause of my engine overheating while in idle.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!