No the coolant has not boiled over. In fact the radiator coolant is full. It's the temperature gauge that goes up to the red line and the ac starts blowing warm instead of cold air after only running the car for 2 minutesThanks for the reply
For definition - overheating means the coolant boiled out of the cooling system
Is that what happened?
Not sure when it was last flushed, as I bought it a year ago. I don't have any gauges. I do know the ac blows nice and cold air until the temp gauge raises more then 50% then it starts going blowing warm. even with the ac off the gauge still runs in the hot areaWhen was cooling system last flushed (Not just drained and refilled) out?
Possible issues to cause higher temps on the gauge -
Debris in cooling system
Water pump impeller wear
Electrical system issue .. bad sender or ?
The AC blowing hot is a separate issue. (Unless the processor is disconnecting the AC clutch. If that happens the idle speed is higher as well)
Likely the AC system is low on refrigerant. And to confirm that a set of gauges would nee to be connected.
Do you have gauges? If so post pressure readings?
Ok here goes it was 60 degrees outside and the gauge did not go past half way after 25 minutes of running it. The ac stayed cold the whole time as well. the read outs I got was 155 degrees at the middle top of the radiator and 165 at the middle bottom. I did notice the fan was on the when I first started the car til I shut it off. When the temp gauge would go the whole way up it was at least 80 degrees or a bit warmer outside and we only had to run the car 5 blocks to get the gauge up to almost the red. I'm totally lost at what could be wrong now.I think busy or hurry up and wait has dominated 2020.
When you have the chance post the results.
I meant the temp was 165 at the bottom of the radiator. I checked the radiator temps as soon as i turned of the car if that makes a difference cause when I took the temp with the fan runnung it was showing 20 degrees cooler. After driving it 5 blocks and the car sat for 2 days why would the gauge move to red when it's 80 degrees or above out, but when it was 60 out today it ran for 25 minutes and the gauge would not go past half way. Wouldn't the gauge run on the hotter side at any temperature outside as long as the cars warmed up. I just didn't think outside temps made a difference in the radiator. Hope you can understand that allThe coolant exits the engine past a thermostat and goes into the top of the radiator.
Coolant is supposed to shed heat as it travels down through the radiator and exits the bottom of the radiator.
Then the water pump sucks up the cooler coolant from the bottom of the radiator (via the lower radiator hose) and pumps coolant into the engine to pick up more heat.
You are posting the temp was 155 at the top of the radiator
In the middle of the radiator it got hotter at 165
If correct, you have issues in the radiator!
The radiator needs to be removed and flushed out or replaced