Thru my ac vents a fine most almost like smoke came thru it smelled like it was burning. Shortly after my temp gauge went to hot. My boyfriend has the fan working bypassing it thru the batterie. Is
Is that ok. What is the problem the
check engine soon light is still on and
he adds water frequently. The temp
gauge is still higher than normal.
Help I'm a single parent woman who
doesn't know what todo
Need to inspect for the leak. Pressure test cooling system. This will allow you to find the leak without risking damage to the engine.
If he has to add water,there is a problem,do as dandy said,to prevent futher damage to your engine.
The way to find out what triggered the CEL is an OBD scan. Many large parts houses will do it free. Or loan/rent you a scanner, but no offense intended, you may not know how to scan it yourself. Better to let them do it. Does it smoke from tailpipe? There is a long list of possible causes of overheating and coolant loss. And if the car has been running on straight water, especially non-distilled water, the thermostat will rust up in a short time
cooling system pressure test tool
Good research fordnut,give,s them and idea of what to do,nice.
Sure glad to see fordnut back with us. He was missed. Watch him. He will climb back thru the ranks fast. Lots of good useful info stored between those ears. Lol
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