2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium. Keeps overheating. 1st time it blew hose off at top of radiator. Thermostat was replaced. About 5 miles from repair shop, overheated. Head gasket replaced. 3 miles fropm repair shop overheated. Mechanic said he ran car for over an hour both times with no overheat, but every time I goto take it home it overheats. Heat was coming out as cold air when I turned it on to try to bring eng temp down. Only cooled me not the eng. After I sat for 10+ minutes, I again turned heat on with eng off and then hot air came out. I've already spent over $1,000.00 in repairs. What is wrong with this car?
Country: United StatesMake: SuzukiModel: Forenza PremiumYear: 2006Engine: 2.0
replaced thermostat and head gasket. Now when it overheats after the 1st time it doesn't leak
Thanks for asking your question on JustAnswer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X'XX do my best to answer your question.First of all you need a new mechanic. This is ridiculous. This mechanic should have AT LEAST taken it for a test drive. You can't find out if a car is going to overheat or not with it just sitting in the shop. A car can run for days and not overheat if there is no load on the engine. OK, I'll stop, this guy doesn't know what he's doing though.Now to your question. The first thing that I notice after reading your post is that the air coming out of the heater was cold. This tells me that the coolant level was low. After doing this type of work on a cooling system it is actually fairly difficult to get all the air out of the system and get it full of coolant. The air coming out of the heater would have been super hot if the coolant was full and circulating through the heater core. Just from your initial post there is no way to tell if there is any other problems with the cooling system since it wasn't properly fixed in the first place. Does this answer your question?
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