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2000 Hyandai Elantra overheating

Alright I replaced the Thermostat along with the gasket. I also flushed out the radiator and refilled it with 50/50 antifreeze. I started my car and let it warm up for about 15mins. It started marking "hot". But once I sat down in the car and depressed the accelerator, the temp. dropped to normal. While sitting in my car I decided to turn my A/C on it blew cold for about 5mins then started warming up. The temperature remained normal with the idle at 2000rpms, meaning I had to keep my foot on the pedal just slightly. The moment I let it idle on its own the temp. rises to "hot". Both my fans are blowing so I know they're working. The only thing left that could be the culprit would be the water pump, right? Is there anything else I should try replacing before surrendering to the pump? It's always my luck, whenever a part breaks on my cars they're always located in hard-to-get-to place.

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  • albinothe3rd Sep 02, 2008

    After letting my car cool down for 3 to 4 hours I checked the fluid level in my radiator and noticed it was a little low. It took at least 48ozs. more to top it off. I then started my car and checked once again (with the car idling) and added about 8 more ounces before capping it closed. I gave it a test run and there were no signs of overheating. I ran my A/C to check if it would blow cold air and it did. It blew continuously throughout my 30min. drive and the temperature never marked above normal. It has been 3 days now and thanks to the grace of God and the knowledgable men who took the time to help a stranger out with his car. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.



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