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2003 Volvo S60 Question: overheating

 

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robw, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Darlington, SC, January 08, 2011, 13:53
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when idling the temp is fine, drive a short distance and car begins to overheat. Changed thermostat, didn't help. Any ideas?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 08, 2011, 17:06
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    This is kind of an odd symptom for an S60. I would try to make sure it is actually running hot, because it may be a gauge or sensor problem. This will require using an infrared thermometer. I would also check that the cooling fan is operating properly.
    Hope that helps, good luck!

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