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Referring to vehicle engine temperature, where the engine exhibits steaming or in worse case scenario, engine seizing (completely stop running due to internal parts bonding - temporarily or permanently - together).

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Could my head gasket have blown after minor overheat?

I have a Mazda 3 2010 with only 100k miles, I bought it a couple of months ago, I was driving to college and I noticed that the red temperature light was blinking so I pulled over in less than 30 ...
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Why aren't cars built with two or more ECTS sensors [closed]

Why don't cars come equipped with two engine coolant temperature sensors so the ECU can detect false ECTS readings-inaccurate readings but within system range. I'm aware of cars that come with one ...
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Coolant leak / engine overheat / cylinder misfire

Make: Honda Model: Civic 1.8L 2007 petrol Miles: 107,000 I have experienced cold air coming from heating system for a while - I probably should have addressed this sooner. Finally when driving ...
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96 Civic EX overheating

so i bought a 96 civic last week and it ran good for the test drive but lo and behold it over heats after a while. i will drive for like 30 mins and i will get an oil pressure light at idle. i give it ...
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I have a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado K15. I replaced the entire cooling system but I had a blown head gasket. It's overheating while driving

My question is. I replaced the cooling system completely. Had blown head gasket. Used blue devil didn't work. Flushed system used bars leak worked but its only overheating while driving. Loosing most ...
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WV Polo 2011 petrol 1.2 engine chugging and loses power - engine, EPC, Tyre pressure light on

First time posting on a forum like this, and english is not my first language, so please be patient. I know almost nothing about cars, I would ask people that I know do they think about certain things,...
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Will alien component found in new engine tear down effect valve behaviour?

OMG, I might have found the cause of a misfire in cylinder 1 that has been the bain of my life on and off for 3 years. I have a 1979 sherpa van with an austin/leyland "o" series engine. The ...
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Is it possible to test an exhaust system for a restriction without dismantling it?

I've had an overheating problem with a new/other engine (1991) for 3 years now. Some time back I discovered that there was a misfire on cylinder 1 and maybe an intermittent misfire on cylinder 4. I've ...
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Engine high temperature

I was driving my car and just got notification of engine high temperature. I checked water and found thick brownish liquid in the water bottle. My mechanic checked it and told me that i need oil ...
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2002 Honda civic ex water coming out back of motor

I have a 2002 Honda civic VTEC 1.7 motor. I replaced pretty much the whole top end of the motor the heads, all gaskets and everything about your and a half ago and recently the car started overheating ...
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Persistent Radiator Fan Motor Issues - Need Expert Advice

I've been dealing with an ongoing issue with my 2012 Renault Logan's radiator fan motor repeatedly failing. I purchased the car about 10 months ago, and everything was fine until the hot summer months ...
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Ok 2003 impala check engine light staying on..one fan replaced it was overheating because one was making a noise. Still running hot..what to do?

Fan was making noise..replacement was put in now it is still overheating and check engine light stays on..I have added engine coolant and everything and have reset light but comes back on within a ...
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Need help with overheating st

We have changed the radiator in the fan to the radiator and my car is still overheating. Do I need to change the thermostat or could there be another possible reason why it is overheating?
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Will an overheating engine result in higher rpm?

A mechanic claimed that one of the telltale signs of overheating is a noticeable increase in engine's rpm, among other signs including weak engine's performance etc. I have made several searches but I ...
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Brakes seems to work on front wheels only

I had a brake issue in my car as I mentioned in this question 7 months ago. After that, I did a complete repair to the brake system. I found out that the one of the caliper bracket is not functioning ...
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My 2014 Silverado is heating up

I have replaced radiator and condenser and I have replaced hoses and thermostat and water pump and it's heating up and it's boiling over flowing resavor but my radiator feels cool enough to touch no ...
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Over heating subaru outback [duplicate]

My Subaru outback as engine problems. Engine light comes on the vehicle over heats. I have replaced the engine on the vehicle 2x. Both times the engine over heated. This is a 2011 outback 2.5L ...
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Subaru outback 2.5l 201

My Subaru outback as engine problems. Engine light comes on the vehicle over heats. I have replaced the engine on the vehicle 2x. Both times the engine over heated. This is a 2011 outback 2.5L engine. ...
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Overheating engine after hard run?

I came across this paragraph in my car manual which states the following: "If the engine has been driven hard for a long period, the engine could overheat when it is switched off. Risk of engine ...
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My 2016 Hyundai accent

I have a 2016 Hyundai accent and I do the oil change about last week if the and took out the oil and put it in different oil but for some reason as I hit the acceleration on the car it starts to sound ...
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Car overheating and car smells like coolant

Yesterday I was driving normally when my car suddenly started to overheat. A bit of smoke is coming out from the vent. Suddenly the car stopped and I have a damp passenger side foot rest. Could this ...
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LR4 overheated at highway speed and shut down - No compression but will turn

I'm not a car guy so I'm trying to get a sense for the validity of "Yah, you're going to need to replace the whole longblock" without a full diagnosis. Partial diagnosis received: "...
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Radiator, thermostat, and water pump have all been replaced, overheating still happening

2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5 liter, non-turbo. When the overheating issue first started, my first thought was thermostat because if I popped the hood during the overheating and grabbed the bottom radiator ...
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99 Buick Century died while driving down highway. When stopped, smoke was coming from engine

my car died while driving down the highway after I got to the side of highway smoke was coming from engine was white pop up hood. an I seen next to my oil cap a rubber black hose with a rubber elbow ...
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Rough idle just at start

The engine on my '04 Chevy Silverado 1500 recently overheated. It now has a rough idle when I start it, which disappears almost completely once I drive it a bit and it gets warmed up. What could be ...
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14 Dodge Dart overheated

My son’s car ran hot a month ago and he said it lost power. Car was towed in radiator hose had came off they replaced that oil still looked good. The next day it ran hot again this time they replaced ...
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Loud grind like noise and starts gettin hot what could it be

2007 Pontiac g6 Just put antifreeze in for the winter. It's making a loud grinding like noise and starts getting hot. It lasts for a minute or two then stops for a minute and does it again
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BMW engine cooling issue

So I have 316i E92 (N43), it was super fine with a minor hose leaking issue but that create more issues later and ended up replacing the radiator, water pump, and thermostat. recently when I drive ...
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Can frequent use of the rear glass heating wires lead to issues?

I’ve been tinkering with making a long dream of mine a reality next year: To drive around the globe and the 5 continents. I want to make sure, I’ll have backups of certain systems and want to know ...
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Overheating car

I have a 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport. So I noticed a couple of months ago that my car started overheating. When i opened the trunk i noticed that there was anti-freeze everywhere but I didn’t know where ...
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Idling motor and running AC for 4-8 hours in 100 degree heat?

Ok so I go to a lot of music festivals in the summer, stay up all night, then try to sleep during the day. A buddy swears by just idling his van engine and blasting the AC, like for 4-8 hours when it ...
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2005 Honda civic DX overheating

So pretty much my Honda civic from 05 has been having cooling issues and I've done some work on the vehicle in attempts to fix the issue; I've replaced the entire engine, replaced both the radiator ...
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500slt 4.7 overheating

My 2005 Dodge ram 1500 SLT four-door with the 4.7 Magnum has started overheating. Takes 10 or 20 minutes to reach the red zone. As a history of maintaining just above center gauge. I've replaced the ...
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BMW 535i "Engine Compartment Hot" and "Engine Overheating" issue

I did the whole oil-change shabang on my BMW 535i 2013 car just a few months ago (Feb 2022) so I was shocked when the Engine overheating light came on today and the engine did overheat such that the ...
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96 318Ti overheating help

So my 318 Ti has been overheating and I've been trying to diagnose it myself but haven't had any luck and first bmw I've owned so need some suggestions or some help in general
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Oil in expansion Bottle

Hi I live in Egypt and have a Daewoo Speranza M11 recently there was oil in the expansion bottle and the temperature light came on...the car did not overheat. The oil cooler was diagnosed and replaced ...
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2004 Honda Civic OverHeating (Lots of Details and Pics to Help Diagnose)

I have a 2004 Honda Civic thats new to me and just started overheating. I first noticed a month or two after I bought it...I was idling in park for 45min or so when I noticed steam coming from the ...
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I changed thermostat now there is a loud noise

I recently had the upper radiator hose blow out. I replaced it. No problems. 2 weeks later I started experiencing over heating/temp gauge going up and down but never redlining, but once in which case ...
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No heat in car, low coolant vs heater core

Car has no heat and temperature gauge creeps up very close to the overheating zone especially when car is not moving. Suspected that low coolant due to slow leak was to blame, and in the past adding ...
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2005 Toyota Corolla: Engine warms up, then "overheats", then drives normally

I have a 2005 manual transmission Toyota Corolla. Just this winter, it's been doing this weird thing in the morning: I'll start the car and start driving it, and the engine starts warming up. Once it'...
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Engine overheating while temp gauge is normal, malfunction ECU due reverse battery connection

A week ago my 2.4L 2009 sonata started transmission shifting problems and the mechanics told me replace the transmission fluid. The mechanics removed the battery and and started flushing transmission ...
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1999 Mercury Sable flattened radiator hose

My 1999 Mercury Sable is over heating and the radiator hose is going flat
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Cooling fan is only working when heater or ac is turned on, truck overheating

My 2002 dodge ram 1500 is overheating. Changed thermostat and burped the cooling system. The truck can sit idle and not overheat but when you drive it, it doesnt take long to overheat. No radiator or ...
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My 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is spitting coolant out the overflow tank at the top and causing my car to overheat

My 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is spitting out coolant at the top of my overflow tank don’t know why. replaced the water pump because it had a slight leak checked the thermostat it worked just fine. Did ...
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Coolant still disappears and overheating after head gasket change

I have a 1997 toyota Tacoma 2wd. I had the head gasket replaced. I'm still loosing coolant. Then I was told to replace the thermostat, still loosing coolant. Someone else told me to replace the ...
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Just what is vapor lock, does it have anything to do with the fuel pump?

Just what is vapor lock and how do I fix it? I have a 2005 Nissan Altima SL 2.5l and after replacing a leaking radiator, hoses, clamps and thermostat it's still running hot! Someone said it was vapor ...
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2005 Nissan Altima 4cyl 2.5l Overheating

2005 Nissan Altima 2.5l replaced leaking radiator, thermostat, hoses and clamps car is still running hot, any suggestions? Just bought the car! I'm towing it to the Nissan Dealership tomorrow for ...
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how much damage can you cause an engine by driving it in 1st gear at 60km/h for about 15 minuets?

I know this sounds crazy but I just bought my first car and just drove it for the first time. It was my first time driving by myself (cause I just got my licence, im in Australia btw) and I was so ...
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1992 Honda Accord LX Running hot, Fans not kicking on and heater not working

I have a 1992 Honda accord LX. So first on what i changed was my Radiator and two of the hose's. And the car is still running hot. The fans arent kicking on when the car gets hot. But comes on when I ...
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Overheating. Chevrolet Cruze

I have an old Chevy Cruze. 2010 Oct. LT variant. It developed an overheating problem in 2016, when I was turning on the A/C on mountain drive. I thought, nothing of it. It went fine. Then in 2020 It ...
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