Question about 2004 Suzuki Verona

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Car starts to overheat

Temp gauge slowly rises after warm-up with a/c on or off.
only way to lower is to switch heater to high and gauge returns to normal operating level and stays there.
similar problem 12-06 and dealer removed thermostat tested and cleaned and reinstalled and has been ok, until past few days.
car just went out of warranty on time, it has 34,900 miles on it.
there is no fluid on garage floor and coolant level is good and fluid appears normal.
Is the thermostat closing slightly after warm-up from build-up?

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  • slowborder Jul 17, 2008

    Car would not overheat on the way to the dealership or at the dealership. After paying for thermostat replacement w/gasket and an antifreeze flush and new antifreeze, car started to overheat after leaving the dealership. After 2 more days at the dealership hot and cold spots were detected with the radiator. Suzuki did pay for the replacement of the radiator and all associated labor costs. Car has been fine now for 3 1/2 weeks, even in warm, humid weather.

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Hi

It certainly sounds like a faulty thermostat, and I have to say, I'm shocked that the dealer just cleaned and reinstalled the old one, he should have fitted a new one.

My first port of call with this one would be to fit a new thermostat.

Very best regards

Geordie

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

  • Steve Adams Jun 11, 2008

    Thanks for the rating and the accept. Best of luck with the repair.



    Anymore problems then just click the ASK ME button below my very strange round faced avatar!



    Geordie

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