lothos Posted June 19, 2008 Report Share Posted June 19, 2008 I've had an issue for a while now where the temp will start to climb while I'm parked. While I'm driving I think that the thermostat opens because the car will sit at 196 degrees for a while. When I idle, like going through a drive-thru, the temp will slowly climb until the fans kick on at 224. Then it'll go back down to normal and start climbing again. Not losing any coolant. I ordered a new water pump belt thinking that might be the issue. I got my water pump belt today from RockAuto.com. Took the water pump cover off, and I can see where the belt has been chewing into the upper radiator hose. It looks like it's almost gotten through, I'll have to pick up a new upper radiator hose. This might be my issue, but I'm going to check my hollow bolt and my air purge lines today. The tensioner seems ok. I'm going to remove it so I can put on the new belt. Did I install the upper radiator hose wrong? It wasn't an ACDelco, but it was a molded hose for my vehicle. I'm going to keep this thread updated until I fix my problem. WARNING: I'm a total car newbie, don't be surprised if I ask a stupid question! Just trying to learn. Cheers! 5% discount code at RockAuto.com - click here for your discount! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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