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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2011 Nissan Titan runs poorly when outside temperature goes up

My thermostat gasket failed and the engine overheated to the point of knocking and dying. I replaced the thermostat and it ran normally, however when the outside temperature goes over 90º F it starts ...
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix overheating

I have recently bought a 2005 Grand Prix V6 non supercharged. It overheats at idle and in park. I have had my head gasket and head resurfaced at Pepboys and replaced my radiator with a larger 1 inch ...
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Kia Rio Overheating

I have a 2012 Kia Rio and lately it has been showing signs the car is overheating. When I switch off the car and switch it on again it runs fine. I find this very confusing because it does it maybe ...
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MG ZS 180 - overheating clutch

So I got a new (well 2004) MG SZ 180 the other day and it turns out there is a small issue with it. After using the clutch in stop/start traffic, changing gear gets harder and harder until I end up ...
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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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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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Cooling system blockage in block or heads?

Hot water is entering the passenger side of the radiator, but no hot water is entering the inlet side of the radiator. I've replaced the radiator, water pump, and thermostat. The truck is a 1994 ...
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Why is my car overheating in the winter?

I am a novice when it comes to cars but I am trying to learn. Here is what is going on. Car 97 Acura Cl I replaced the radiator in the summertime and forgot to put coolant back in the system. After ...
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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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2000 pontiac montana overheating

2000 Pontiac Montana Van- intake manifold has been replaced along with radiator, water pump, radiator cap and thermostat. When driving van will go to the red line but has never overheated with steam ...
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Trying to identify why my car is overheating

Vehicle 2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 6Cyl Troubleshooting completed: Replaced thermostat and housing Coolant Flushed twice Bypassed heater core, using 3/4" brass coupling Replaced Reservoir ...
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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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Engine loses power at certain rpm once it gets hot

I have a Pulsar 220 which starts good but after riding few kms, engine starts getting too hot. Even the high temp and oil change sign starts blinking. There is no issue with engine oil. As I get it ...
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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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97 f150 4.6L Heater problem!

In August, I replaced my heater core after a few yrs of it being out. Engine would get to normal operating temp and heater would blow warm/hot. Then slowly, the temp gauge would drop to cold, heater ...
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OVERHEATING SILVERADO WHILE TOWING

So recently I was trying to haul my wifes '03 Volkswagen Beetle with my '08 Silverado. The truck was pulling fine, plenty of power, no struggle as expected. Around the 100 mile mark my truck began ...
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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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1997 Eagle Talon won't start after overheating

I have a 1997 Eagle Talon. At first I didn't notice that it was running it without coolant because my gauge does not work. While driving, the car turned off. I then noticed that it had no water in it, ...
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Why is there no pressure in my 06 Chevy Impala…?

Boy, what a day I had. Roads were real slippery today in Texas and I skidded and lost control. Next thing you know, I'm in a ditch full of grass, dirt and rocks. I'm still amazed at how little damage ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chrysler Sebring '09 overheating

It started off sucking in too much antifreeze but not overheating. Now the meter quickly rises to hot especially while idling. Sometimes it sucks in all of the antifreeze in one day and sometimes the ...
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2002 Pathfinder overheats when driving into the mountains?

My 2002 Pathfinder will overflow coolant through the reservoir on the way from the city into the mountains. About an hour drive its mostly fine all the way till the last 10 miles which is also the ...
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Car temperature hand going up and down but not exactly to to hott

I HAVE A 2012 Masada 6i it just started last week overheating I replace the water pump and thermostat with new ones . My temperature hand is still move up a little like it wants to go up to the H but ...
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Can an air conditioner cooling condenser warp when the engine overheats?

My car blew a head gasket. The workshop is now reassembling it. They've told me that because of the heat when the engine overheated, the air conditioner's cooling condenser has warped and needs to be ...
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2003 Honda Overheating issue

Okay...I have read all other posts and while some are exactly what I am experiencing it is slightly different. My car will overheat after 30 plus minutes on the freeway. I can turn the heater on and ...
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Temp gauge falsely overheating

We had an issue with an coolant leak and we were able to find the problem and fix it. About a month or two later we noticed our 2006 Ford Explorer with a V8 was saying it was overheating but when we ...
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Honda Civic is overheating when driving

I have a 2003 Honda Civic with an overheating problem. It does not leak any coolant or even steam up but the temperature gauge goes up and it smells hot. I have had the thermostat, radiator, fan ...
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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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04 Outback Coolant Reservoir Overflowing

I’ve got an 04 Outback that I am nearly at my wits end with. The coolant reservoir is overflowing and my car overheats if I dont continually replace the coolant. I’ve been dealing with it over heating ...
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Idle Overheating- 1993 Honda Accord LX

After running the engine for about 10 min the engine temp needle will slowly begin to creep up. I've checked to see that the fan is op and it is. Replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor ...
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Cooling fan stuck on radiator shroud, truck overheated, damage?

Recently did a body lift on my 04 Nissan Xterra and had to relocate the radiator down to keep it aligned with the engine/fan. Everything worked well on the road, but after some off-road driving I ...
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2002 Suburban overheating

2002 Suburban 5.3 random over heating new thermostat and housing,sensor,cap,clutch fan,no water in oil. all started with loss of heat and air heater blew ice cold had to recharge air to get cold air ...
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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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2010 Ford F-150 4.6 3 valve modular motor indicating overheating

I have a 2010 F-150 4.6L V8 3 valve truck. It has about 130,000 miles on it. Last time I drove it as I pulled into my driveway the temperature gauge on the dash was totally pegged out. It seems this ...
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Can refreshing the cooling system save this motor?

I bought my 2011 Dodge Avenger less than a year ago and after 6 months started having issues with running cool. I took it to the dealer and ended up needing a new head and head gasket. After the ...
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My car only overheats when radiator cap is on. FIXED

FIXED: I came back to a day later, needed 1/4 gallon more coolant and burped for 10 minutes and now it's fine. There might still be a leak in the radiator/cap/hose, but atm it's fixed. Does that ...
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2004 f150 4x4 causes for errant hi temp reading

Recent engine replacement & transmission overhaul Have replaced thermostat & coolant with no effect Will return to normal reading after only 10 second shutdown
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Engine shuts off when car gets into heavy traffic in the hot sun, after riding 200+ miles [twice!], WHY?

I have recently traveled from New Jersey to California in my 2003 Suzuki XL7. ~ 140,000 miles Recently replaced the serpentine belt, tires, and brake pads. Car has been receiving oil changes every ...
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What effect does exposure to the elements (hot sun & rain) have on cars and motorcycles?

Place: South India. Situation: Parking in an open space with no shade, morning to evening. Temperature: 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. I have parked my car under the hot sun for a week, and I noticed ...
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Why is my car dying and my temp gauge reading hot?

2005 Trailblazer LS I noticed my coolant in my reservoir was low so I added more. Now when I slow down sometimes it dies. It never smokes and I don't smell antifreeze but the gauge is saying hot. ...