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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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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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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05 PT Cruiser overheating and spilling coolant out of reservoir

This car has been overheating, and bubbling out of reservoir. I changed the thermostat today and same problem remains. I also noted the fan will not run. Having hard time finding out why it won't run. ...
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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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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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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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2001 Honda Civic EX overheating fans not working

Okay so I have tried everything. My car was overheating so I replaced the head gasket since it needed one anyways, but it is still overheating. My cooling fans are not working, I replaced my ...
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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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BMW | Engine Struggles and Overheats

I had a problem with the coolant light going on for few minutes after running the car from a cold engine and then it would turn off by itself. I took it to the mechanic and they added coolant and, ...
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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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2006 Toyota Sienna overheating and now knocking?

This is my first post so bear with me, please. About a month ago I was given a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The first two weeks it was driving like a dream and very quiet. It has about 350,000 miles. The ...
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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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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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sudden extreme rough idle, no codes but several recent issues

I've suddenly had issues with my car, a 97 Maxima, over the last week. No issues at all before these events. First, last thursday a coil went bad which produced #2 cylinder misfire and ignition ...
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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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Honda civic 03 overheating, checking the cylinder head and block for cracks?

I have 150k on my 03 Civic it has overheated several times. I can drive the car around town without it overheating, but when I drive it on the highway for an hour and it will overheat. I thought I had ...
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How to determine component causing overheating?

Car: 2008 Audi S5 4.2L Background: Fan has been working very hard for the last 3-4 months (albeit it was summer, but even on cooler nights it was on max), temperature on dash dial steady in the ...
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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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2001 Honda Civic lx 2 door over heating I even put a new thermostat in it when taking the old one out there was nothing wrong with it

still keeps running hot it had been in the shop 4 times with it over heating and the mechanic said this Honda makes it look like he knows nothing about cars.. but changed everything out on it.. the ...
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Overheating 2009 Nissan Cube

I have a 2009 Nissan Cube. A few weeks ago the car overheated and I realized that it was out of coolant. I added coolant and a week later it overheated again. I realized that the Radiator was leaking ...
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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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Ignition coil overheating: what to blame?

I have got in the past ignition coil overheating, making the engine run very erratically and in some cases it even wouldn't run at all until the coil got cooler. In one occasion I changed the coil for ...
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98 Honda Civic Overheating

Car overheats when I accelerate too hard and levels down when in motion. Fan is running, coolant is filled and no leaks. Is this the coolant system which needs replaced or the heads?
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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 is causing Mazda 3 overheating and cold heater?

I have a 2006 Mazda 3 s with 167,000 miles. The engine is overheating and the heater stops blowing warm air soon after starting the car. I replaced the thermostat to no avail. I took it to a radiator ...
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My mini van overheating after 150 km of drive

Radiator replaced and gaskit is also replaced.. It's overheating but when i drive at 60km/h it's normal but when I park it's overheating..
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Blown head gasket? (Decent compression numbers but cooling system doesn't hold pressure, no external leak)

I have a Mazda MX-5 and it was overheated due to the water pump belt failure. I replaced the belt afterwards and the car drove fine. I brought the car to the shop and they told me it has head gasket ...
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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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Coolant boiling and smoke coming out of engine bay

I have a 1995 Toyota Camry SE that has 195,000+ miles that has started to develop some serious problems. Aside from what I believe to be an issue with the transmission, the car had been running ...
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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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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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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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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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2006 Subaru Forrester overheating and no heat

My 2006 Subaru Forester is overheating with no heat blowing through the vents. I have had a thermostat put in and a new heater core. Radiator has been pressure tested with no leaks. Unfortunately it ...
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2013 fusion running hot

Car ran hot in less than 10 minute stop let it cool but when I started it said it was still hot. Also loss of power when I tried to make it home . Let the car sit again 2 full hours and the light ...
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HELP!! OVERHEATING 2000 CIVIC EK HATCHBACK

My Hatchback was over heating A LOT OF SMOKE. Heater stopped working, realized it was my heater core hose. I replaced it and it’s still over heating but no smoke. If I drive like 40mph it’s starts ...
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Replaced radiator and Thermostat, Car Still Overheating

I changed the radiator today and drove to work, same thing: overheating and boiling. Don't see a leak from the radiator or anywhere else. The thermostat was changed and still no change. I am stuck, so ...
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Car shuts off right after cooling fan turns on

After several months of looking for issues in my car, I have finally fixed most of them, except for the "catalytic converter" light and the sudden shut off of the motor. Today I turned on the car ...
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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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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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my mazda tribute radiator tank overflow boil water

I was driving and the fan belt broke without me noticing. The water temperature rose and the boiling water burst the water pipe and also cracked the radiator tank. Now any time I drive some ...
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Coolant disappears from coolant reservoir but no leak observed

I just replaced the water pump in my 2005 Ford Escape V6. I discovered that each time I fill the coolant reservoir with coolant and drive the car, by my next stop the coolant reservoir will be ...
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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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2002 Honda Civic Overheating -

So I have a 2002 Honda Civic Lx. I’m not really too shabby with this car thing. We have changed my thermostat. My dad has replaced one of the hose. The system has been flushed. I don't know what's ...
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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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Temp Gauge reads car overheating…engine temp. is fine

2005 Pontiac Vibe wagon...over 300,000 no issues until recently. The temp gauge goes to overheat. Here is what has been done in the past two weeks. New thermostat, proper coolant, new radiator cap, ...
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Mysterious honda civic 2002 overheating some time

Okay, so lets start here. First my car started overheating. We changed the thermostat but it keeps on over heating. Let me explain my problem. I am driving on highways my heaters work perfectly ...
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Overheating Subaru

I have a 95 Subaru that is overheating. I have brought it to different mechanics who have tried to fix it but can't figure out exactly what is wrong. I can usually drive the car for a while before it ...

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