Question about 2001 Volvo S60

1 Answer

Engine temp gets hot

Then goes back to halfway mark when i turn on the cars heater.

Posted by on

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    is the cooling system clean? has the thremostat ever been replaced?

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

Check the coolant level and inspect to see if the engine fan is working. If the overheating had been going on for some time and persistent, then you may need to check if your top cylinder gasket is not burnt. In addition, you need to check if the fan is running at the specified speed. If it is not, then it is not delivery to requirement and may cause overheating. Start from the cheapest and gradually work up until the problem is solved. Goodluck!

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Engine overheating.


That sounds like a plugged heater core or heater hoses. At lower RPM there is not as much pressure from the water pump, so the coolant can't circulate through the heater core. Find the heater hoses (in and out) on the firewall. With the car running, engine warm to hot, squeeze the hoses - they should be hot and pretty tight. If they aren't, then something's probably blocking them. Then you'd just have to figure out if if it's the heater core that's blocked or the hoses. You can disconnect the hoses and blow compressed air in to the heater core. Probably a lot of crud buildup. It's messy but it can be done.

Apr 05, 2014 | 2006 Jeep Commander

2 Answers

My temp guage (interior) in my 2003 sonoma goes up to about halfway, starts blowing cold air through the interior vents, then it goes back down to normal range, and goes back to blowing hot air.


First thing to check would be coolant level in return bottle and/or rad. If you have a rad cap, remove it, start engine, turn heater on and add as necessary when engine at operating temperature as needed. Wait until you see increased flow through radiator before topping up and putting rad cap back on. It may be that coolant level is just low enough to cause airlock in heater core.

Jan 28, 2011 | 2003 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab

1 Answer

The heater does not blow hot air just cold air all vent controls work.if running air conditioning can control temp with the hot cold control


The first thing to check is the coolant (antifreeze) level in your radiator. If this level is too low it could cause your heater not to blow hot air. Check this when the engine is cold by removing the radiator cap. Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. If you do, you run the risk of getting scalded by hot water and steam that can shoot out the top of the radiator. The radiator should be completely full. If it's not, fill it up with a 50/50 solution of antifreeze and water. Also make sure the radiator overflow tank is filled up to the full mark. This is usually about halfway up the tank.
If your coolant level is ok I suspect you may need to replace the thermostat. It may be sticking shut and not letting hot water get to your heater core, or it may be sticking open and preventing your engine from reaching its normal hot operating temperature. A thermostat is relatively inexpensive and usually easy to replace. Just make sure you follow the instructions and put it in facing the right direction. If the thermostat is ok then you may have a blockage in your heater core. Replacing a heater core can be a difficult job on some car. If this is your problem I recommend taking the car into a garage to have the repair done. I hope this helps you out.

Nov 16, 2009 | 1998 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Temp guage reads up to half way mark


halfway mark is normal, but if your engine is overheating and showing its not, your thermostat needs replaced

Jul 27, 2009 | 1994 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Temp goes to red and warning light come on,but goes back to normal after a while when driveing


An overheating engine will often shudder and make a unique popping/rattling noise. Is it doing that? If it ever does that it's time to call a tow truck or further risk major engine repairs.
Try turning on your heater. Your heater makes its heat by blowing air through a mini-radiator (like the one at the front of your car) and pushing that hot air through to the inside of the car. Is the air coming out of the vents warm to normally hot or I-just-opened-the-oven make your skin tingle hot? Check and make sure you have coolant (when the engine is cool) and fill to where it should be. There may not be enough to circulate through the cooling system but enough to hit the temp. sensor and give you warnings.

May 30, 2009 | 1998 BMW 5 Series

1 Answer

Temp. gauge is at halfway mark and heater blowing cold air


prob needs thermastat,sounds like u dont have one at all

Jan 29, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

1 Answer

Heater want get hot


heat exchanger not working look under dash find where cable goes from heater controls the hot and cold switch move back and forth to find it its not opening all the way when you move it to hot push it farther by hand this will open the airway for your heater core

Nov 26, 2008 | 1991 Chevrolet C1500

1 Answer

1989 Honda intermittent cooling problem.


need to know how to change the fuel pump, do i have to drop the fuel tank or can i get to it from under the back seat

Jul 25, 2008 | 1989 Honda Accord 4 Door

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Volvo S60 Logo

Related Topics:

149 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8514 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...