So this just began recently and it has been such a pain.
My car overheats when I slow down or stop. It does not overheat while I’m on the highway and it cools as I drive. It overheats when I stop and I check the radiator after it’s cooled and it’s empty! I always have to refill after each time I drive. The reservoir is always full, but the radiator remains empty. No smoke out of my exhaust. No bubbles when the car is on. The mechanic replaced the water pump and the timing belt. After he let the car sit for hours while on and it did not overheat. The car was great after for about a week. I drive for work so it last a day of work. Before it would overheat either to or from work…depending on when I last filled the radiator.
After it was “fixed” I drove a lot more than usual…it lasted. THE SECOND I begin to drive home, it overheats. I look at the radiator…EMPTY. I managed to get home, but now my mechanic can’t find a reason for my car overheating. He did the pressure test, fine. No bubbles in the radiator, no white smoke, no coolant on floor or in the oil. I just replaced the radiator cap and lately it’s been getting worse.
It barely lasts the drive to work now.
I need help! I truly need help. Anything is welcomed and will be greatly appreciated!