Original post by: sm_vulkus ,
The hoses shouldn't be cold, for one thing. First thing, scan it. See what codes come up, clear them drive it, scan it again. If the same ones come up, research them and fix what needs fixing. Clear the codes, drive it, scan it again. See what comes up. It is possible that your coolant temp sensor is faulty, or your thermostat is faulty, or a whole host of things. Make sure that you are using the correct grade coolant for your car.