Question about 2002 Kia Rio
I just noticed the temperature gauge rise from the middle of the second line, to the half line. When I put the window defroster on which uses the AC, the gauge went back to in between the two lines. Is it a problem with the antifreeze or water pump? I'm up to like 123600 something or so, I had the timing belt and water pump replaced at 66,000 and change.
It could be engine overheating, once you are turning the defroster on you are acutally turning on the compressor which is usually used for AC. If the engine has a drain it will over heat a bit which sounds like what you are experiencing. Check to make sure your thermostat is not sticking and staying closed causing the temperature change. Did they change the thermostat when they did the water pump? If they didn't I would suggest you do that sooner than later since you have 123K miles on the car. Most likely this will fix your problem.
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