Questions tagged [overheating]

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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Upper radiator hose smoking

Steam coming out of the hose where upper radiator hose connects to the radiator. Hose itself has no damage just seems to steam from where it connects to the radiator. Car overheating
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon overheating

I recently bought a 2003 Hyundai tiburon. It keeps overheating after running for about 5 minutes. I took it to my local Hyundai dealership and they concluded the reason was bc the radiator was ...
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Ive just had a waterpump replaced on my 2014 tiguan a nd after1 hours drive it overheated

2014 vw tiguan, SUV, 2 litre petrol turbo, overheating, I've just had a waterpump replaced and after 1 to 2 hours drive it overheated, on short trips the two fans stay on for 1 to 2 minutes a after I ...
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Overheats only when running at low RPM

Car in question is a 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L. 193,000kms. My car's temperature starts to rise when idling or driving at low RPM. Before this problem started, the coolant temperature always stayed at 88C. ...
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Overheating on my honda accord 95

I have a problem with my 1995 honda accord. It just started overheating again. I bought the car and noticed it needed some work. I replaced the water pump and timing belt also the tstat and radiator ...
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Is this damage to radiator fins enough to be causing overheating?

Trying to diagnose issues with an overheating 1988 Honda Accord, I pulled the rad to flush it. The lower section has damaged fins as such, though the rad does not leak and holds water fine. It's not ...
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Head bolt replacement on a Mustang gt 2005

I had the engine on the car rebuilt and when the shop tried to start the car they found out that they had to use new phaser bolts. In less than 10,000 kilometers the engine is overheating and I ...
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2008 Ford Focus - My AC turns on and off fairly rapidly when driving slowly or stopping

how is everyone? I have a little problem, so when the AC is turned on and while driving slowly or waiting in traffic it repeatedly shuts down and turns back on blowing normal temperature air (same as ...
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2002 Honda Civic over heating

so lately I’ve been struggling with my car over heating. It has been an on going fight for a year already. At first I changed my thermostat, that seemed to help for a while then it began over heating ...
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Oil in power steering

If someone put oil in my radiator and in my power steering, how long before the car would overheat? I had an oil change on 11/19 and no one else has done anything to the car except put gas in the gas ...
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1999 Chevrolet S-10

I was driving my truck to a friends house. The temperature gauge got up to the top temp. I slowed down and the gauge dropped all of a sudden back to the bottom. I continued to drive. When I got to the ...
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Vehicle overheating

I have a 2004 Chevy Trailblazer that was run hot. We replaced all the obvious, radiator, water pump, Thermostat, radiator cap, overflow tank, and the fan clutch. It still overheats, and at the first ...
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Is it likely that my head gasket has blown?

My car overheated and water escaped so I turned the car off immediately. Turns out the fan was broken. For my mechanic to diagnose whether the head gasket has blown he has to fix the fan, reservoir ...
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What things can cause overheating?

What are the things that can cause an engine to overheat? Here's a partial list. What am I missing? I'm stumped on my Toyota Tacoma. THE FAN Make sure fan is rotating Check/replace the fan belt ...
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How to top off a radiator with a recovery tank?

How is the correct way to top off one's radiator when it has a recovery tank? In a radiator that has a recovery tank beside it (as described below), is it necessary to get most of the air out of the ...
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Chevy Blazer 4.3 with p0303 error (cylinder 3 misfire) shortly after running medium-hot: now wonky idle, but smooth at high RPMs

I've got a 97 Chevy Blazer with the 4.3 and 281k miles. It might be of-note that a shop replaced my Lower Intake Manifold gasket about 18 months ago. At the very end of a long trip this weekend it ...
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04 Forester Coolant system overheating

Okay guys I'm new-ish to working and trouble shooting my vehicles but I'm getting stumped. I have a 2004 forester xs with 120,000 on motor, 250,000 on body. Only 1 check engine code which pertains to ...
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93 Eurovan - Accelerator pedal/stalling issues

Recently picked up a '93 Eurovan Automatic. It has had a couple of issues since I've owned it. Currently driving across the US after being told the van was mechanically alright. There are a couple of ...
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Could I have a blown head gasket or something else?

My 2004 Ford Tarus all of a sudden overheated multiple times in one day. Then I noticed minimal white smoke and excessive water out of the tailpipe while at idle. The white smoke stopped but not the ...
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2009 Civic Overheating

I just bought an 09 Honda Civic with fairly low mileage. Within 3 days it started to overheat so, my boyfriend replaced the thermostat and all of the cooling lines as they were dry rotted (like I said ...
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Ford Focus Overheating, but then not

I have a 2003 Ford Focus that I purchased in 2012. It has continually been having overheating issues, and I have replaced the radiator, thermostat, water pump, timing belt and hoses. It was fine until ...
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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix - Car overheating when AC is on

Have replaced the radiator, thermostat, water pump, L hoses and replaced a transmission pan gasket. Car has passed a block test. Car has been with the mechanic for 4 days now...help??
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Overheating issues

92'honda accord New radiator, radiator hoses, thermostat, thermostat housing, waterpump Idles fines overheats when driven. Blowing holes in hoses of thermostat housing. Tested 1st and 2nd thermostat ...
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Over heating problems

I have a 2004 Honda Civic ex 1.7 ltr. I’ll drive it on the highway and temperature gauge holds steady but as soon as I hit residential streets it starts to climb. Thought it was the fan motor but once ...
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Heatiing problems

We recently purchased a 08 equinox and it had problems over heating n heater core went out with last owner. They replaced heater core , however still had an occasional problem over heating. We ...
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Civic overheating and hoses popping

My Honda Civic LX 2002 overheating me again this morning going to work. I already changed the thermostat, put in a new radiator, water pump and got it flush. Now I noticed that my hoses even popping ...
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Replace top of engine or entire engine block? Suzuki gn250 (overheated engine)

I have a suzuki gn 250 motorcycle (1997) which had an oil leak recently (rocker cover seal was leaking) causing the engine to overheat which in turn caused damage to the camshaft/camshaft bearings. ...
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Cascading Repair Costs following Blown Head Gasket on a 2004 Subaru Outback

This question concerns a 2004 Subaru Outback with ~167,000 miles. All major and minor maintenance was performed (original owner car). Nonetheless, it has suffered rapid demise. How much of the ...
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Car Overheated Trouble Shooting

Recently my car overheated and I had to get it towed to the garage in pretty bad shape. It turned out I was driving with no coolant. When I got to the garage they poured water directly in the ...
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1971 Mach 1 Mustang Overheating issues

Just recently purchase a partially restored 71 Mustang with an aftermarket 460 crate engine And a C6 transmission. Most of the restore has been on the outside of the vehicle and its in good condition ...
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over heating engine…cant figure out why

My '09 Subaru legacy has 62,000 on it. It's been running fine all these years. recently, my temperature gauge needle is slowly rising. Not going completely into the red but just under it. No smoke or ...
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engine overheation loosing oil

I conducted a compression test on 2004 Acura TSX with over 280,000 miles. Test results from cyl 1-4 are 180, 180, 182, 182. What are the normal readings for this model car.
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Car overheats within 1 mile of driving no traffic

1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0 top radiator hose hot and hard bottom hose cold and soft. Did not lose coolant. Temp gauge pegged hot.
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Hard top radiator hose soft bottom hose [duplicate]

I've been investigating my friends Xterra overheating issue and noticed that after idling for a while the top radiator hoses was rock hard while the bottom one was much softer. Could this be an ...
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Overheating F150, clogged radiator or air pocket?

2011 Ford F150, 5.0 I've had issues with the truck overheating after about 20 minutes of driving. It seems to get up to normal temp pretty quick, hold and then the temp spikes to overheat. I pull off ...
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Intermittent overheating and P0300 at high rpm

I'm hoping someone might have some insight as to what's going on here. https://youtu.be/rhZzZZyLbd4 This is a friend's 2001 Xterra that came in with an intermittent overheating issue. While trying to ...
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KV6 Engine overheating

Anybody figured out the mysterious reason behind the sudden overheat of the petrol v6 2.5L engine 2003 Kia Carnival Coolant level is good. The radiator is good. the fan also is working No coolant ...
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Nissan truck overheats sometimes

if on a 2004 Nissan frontier ,the water at normal temp.and you have the cap off on the radiator should it be flow water through the radiator if everything working properly.
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2002 Honda civic

My car overheated twice the first time was in the parking lot of my job shut off immediately within maybe 5 minutes tops an second time I went in to pick my kids up from daycare came out within ten ...
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Car over heating due to reserve tank, I replaced it and it was working fine. Now its over heating again

I have a 2005 Toyota solora, I went up the mountains a couple days ago and my car ended up over heating. It kept over heating til I replaced the reserve tank. My car was working perfectly again til ...
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White smoke from bonnet and black smoke from exhaust

I have a 2009 seat Ibiza 1.6 TDI sport. When running to temp it’s billowing white smoke from under bonnet. I’ve now had 3 different garages take a look, as well as RAC out and no one Knows why. It’s ...
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Subaru e10 - thermostat location

I'm a noob in mechanics. I want to know where is the thermostat in the Subaru E10. I follow the pipes that go to the radiator in the front of the car, but I'm not sure which one is have the thermostat....
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2003 Dodge Ram 5.7 overheat

Afternoon, my 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 with Hemi motor is over heating at highway speeds. I’ve replaced thermostat and water pump, have done 2 radiator flushes. While at idle the truck does not over heat. ...
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Engine temperature on the rise when idling on stuck in traffic

I have an 1989 S10 blazer with a 4.3l V6. It has a G80 diff in the back and it's 2wd. Ever since spring started I started noticing the temperature on my truck starts rising when I'm at a traffic block ...
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Electrical Issue with over heating-2008 PT Cruiser

In October 2018 I purchased a 2008 PT Cruiser and immediately it overheated as I drove it home (purchased from a no warranty place). I took it to a shop that specializes in radiators and they ...
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05 Honda Civic Lx

I've replaced my Radiator, Thermostat, and Water Pump.. and my car is still overheating.. they've told me to try my heater to cool it down every now and then but half of the time it works other times ...
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Overheating Chevy

I have a 2011 Chevy Cruze 1.4 T manual that I purchased March 2016. About 1.5 - 2 months ago my car started overheating. The h20 pump and thermostat were replaced a year and a half ago. I've also had ...
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2006 chevy equinox overheating

My 2006 chevy equinox was overheating, temp gauge fluctuated up and down, and blower was not working at all. Also fans would come on and stay on for about 5 minutes after ignition was turned off. I ...
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2002 Honda Accord special edition

Replaced radiator just yesterday. Engine temp gage went past the HOT. The Honda engine isn’t smoking or leaking. Please advise?
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Car heats up when stopped in traffic and cools down when I start driving

The car is a 2002 Honda Accord and after about 20 minutes of driving the car starts heating up. The needle goes up all the way when I’m stopped, but as soon as I start driving it goes back to the ...

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