Originally Posted by LadyG35x
Overheating when driving only not when idle. Does not get all the way to the H, but the thick line before it.
was told there were no leaks
Did not smoke / steam when it was overheating
heat still works and brings it down to just a little above normal when heat is on full blast and highest it can go (90)
no coolant smells
no check engine light
still drives the same the last time I drove it. I drove it to a shop about 10-12 mins from my house, It did not overheat. The shop sit and let it run idle. As soon as I drove off it started over heating. I was told ot was a thermostat due to one hose being cold and other hot. However later I found out this shop has bad reviews on google so now Im nervous. Does this sound like a thermostat issue to you all?
Here is my $.02
My advice to you is make an appointment at your local Infiniti dealer and request a loaner vehicle.
Even before you make a service appointment visit the sales department and drive a new vehicle that comes with all new parts and a warranty. Get a price and inquire what they will give you on a trade in. Don't mention the overheating problems.
Suppose the repair totals $1000.00 Spending that amount of money on a ten year old vehicle is not going to make it worth more if something else fails a month later.
Yes the dealer repair labor rate may be higher than local shops but you've got a better chance of getting your vehicle fixed properly.
You may need a thermostat, a new radiator cap, possibly a new water pump, coolant flush, new radiator hoses, and even possibly a new radiator if your is clogged.
You didn't mention the mileage on your vehicle
See page CO-03
If you don't have a significant other who knows about vehicle repairs you need to be very very careful on which shops you can trust.
Driving a new vehicle with a warranty is much safer for a female that knows little about vehicle repairs
Good luck to you