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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Car over heating and smoke coming from hood [closed]

My 2002 mercury cougar started over heating and then smoking, the heat started blowing cold after that.
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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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2003 honda civic ex coupe

Ok so ive replaced water pump along with timing belt thermostat radiator head gasket fans but the only thing with the head gasket is i didnt take it to the machine shop to see where it couldve been ...
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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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Motorcycle Battery overheating, diagnosing the cause

After trying to start the bike for about 30 seconds to no avail, I found that the screws attached to the battery had become hot to the touch. Taking the battery out and testing it with a voltmeter ...
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0.9 or 1.1 which is suitable for CBR250RR MC22

I have a CBR250RR MC22 old model gullarm bike, I recently faced issues with overheating of the faulty cap, but some people suggest changing 1.1 and some 0.9 radiator cap, I would like to know the ...
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Record -0° temp in Arkansas and my '10 Jeep Grand Cherokee is overheating plus heater stopped working

I had a good amount of 50/50 AF but when the temp dropped to record low of -0° my heater gradually went out over several days. I added a little concentrated AF and next day it overheated. Should I ...
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Dodge Journey 2014 won't start after overheating

We were driving normally when all of the sudden vapor started coming out from the engine. The car turned off by itself and I was able to park right away. One "tee" plastic coupler that goes ...
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2000 Ram van 3.9l overheated and now runs very rough

First, the belt came off and damaged a vacuum valve inline on the heater core hose. Valve broke and was replaced with straight half-inch pipe temp. But I still don't have heat. Then the upper radiator ...
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2004 Nissan Sentra white smoke from engine then radiator busts

I just got 2004 Nissan Sentra had been setting up for about year now. I was told at the time only thing that could be wrong with it was the cam shaft position sensor, and possibly the catalytic ...
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2013 Polo Vivo 1.6 overheating warning light

Hi all I'm hoping someone can help me with my car that keeps giving me the engine overheating warning light. The car was in a minor accident from behind and ever since then the warning light comes on ...
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Would a 2004 Ford Fiesta show a P0217 code if run too hot?

Just wondered if OBD2 would tell you if the engine had run too hot on a car this old? Or even possibly stop the engine as to protect it? Thanks
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I have a 2012 Colorado 4x4 that’s overheating but no warning lights to let me know it’s boiling and overheating

Duel cab 2012 Colorado 4x4 with overheating issue car overheats after driving so far but there’s no warning lights and is it not showing a high temperature on the temp gauge
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Can very low engine oil cause a car to overheat going up a mountain

Noticed partners car overheating going up the mountain then fine. I just replaced the oil tonight as the dip stick was dry
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Why did car just overheat and aftermath?

Hyundai coupe 2006. I tried to recharge a deeply dead battery by attaching jump wires from donor car directly to terminals of isolated battery(not in car). I kept the donor car constant at 4000rpm for ...
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Car overheating + new thermostat

My Renault 25 has been having cooling problems for several weeks now, yet i cannot figue out the problem. It has a new thermostat and water pump. Without thermostat, I cannot install a gasket so it ...
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Why is the coolant not circulating

2009 BT50 3lt turbo diesel. About 2.5yrs ago it overheated, was told it had a crack in the radiator, had the radiator replaced. Continued to overheat, found sealent had been used, diagnosed with a ...
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Why is my coolant brown and overfilled?

I have a 2011 Subaru Impreza, and lately the engine overheat light has been turning on. I stopped driving it. I took a look at the coolant reservoir today. It's full almost right to the top and it's ...
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Is it right to presume that the top hose to heater matrix is always the hot hose?

Is it right to presume that the top hose to the heater matrix always comes fom the engine goes to the heater matrix and then exits, cold, to the lower radiator hose? I have an o series engine ...
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Would blocking off the heater matrix hoses cause overheating?

I have an austin morris sherpa 230 petrol with an "o" series engine. I believe the heater matrix always dissipates some heat and only warms the cab when a slider is opetated releasing a flap ...
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Overheating issue

I have a 1977 Ford F-250 with a 400 motor automatic. I have an overheating issue. Replaced the radiator and thermostat but it is still overheating. The fan and water pump seems to be working. Do I ...
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2007 Equinox overheating at idle

Flushed coolant system, replaced radiator cap. A Tried Reprogrammed emc , light "turn off engine overheating" , when idiling. Fans keep running after car is off,AC on, no problems when ac ...
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Losing coolant daily, but not overheating

I drive a BMW Z4 2003 with 93k miles and I noticed for the first time the other day the coolant fill up light go on when I was driving. I checked the coolant level and it was bone dry. so I filled it ...
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How to properly interpret coolant levels in the reservoir of my van?

I just slapped a new radator into my Ford van (1998 5.4 v8 triton 2 valve). But somethin unexpected is happenin now. You see... I swears I remember before this radator replacement operation, when the ...
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Have a feeling Mercedes V8 W164 Engine is Running Really Hot

I have recently purchased a 2006 Mercedes Benz ML500 W164 with approx 215K KM/130K miles on it. A few days ago I was showing it to a friend who after a drive inspected the engine and mentioned he ...
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Hows come upper radiator hose is so hot? [closed]

I'm bubba. I got a 5.4 v8 ford van from 1998. I just replaced a cracked radiator on it. But now, I swear my upper radiator hose is hotter than it outta be. My odb-ii computer scanner says the ...
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Should the radiator fan operate while the car is moving?

I have noticed in my car that has an issue with overheating sometimes that even when Im driving 60KM/h+ that the radiator fan kicks at high speed. What I understand that when the car is on the move ...
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Car is overheating sometimes (Suzuki Liana 2003)

In the beginning please excuse my English as its not my mother tongue. I have a suzuki Liana 2003 model and it was purchased from the dealer on 2004. I intend to keep it running for as long as I can. ...
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Overheating engine

Overheating engine. I Recently took my 1959 Ford Skyliner to a mechanic To fix transmission and engine leaks. In addition, the mechanic installed power brakes and changed my generator out for a 90 amp ...
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Empty radiator, engine temperature fluctuating

Hi and thank you in advance, I have a 2005 honda civic ex, everything stock. My engine temperature gauge has been fluctuating, mostly in city, on highway it stays in the middle range. Here is what I ...
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Will 260F damage my engine or cause AC leak

I went mudding in my jeep. It was really soupy and coated the entire engine bay including the rad. Didn't wash off the mud and then drove downhill into town a few days later Didn't realize temps until ...
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Polo 6 1.4 overheating at low speed and idle

Polo 6 1.4 2012 model overheat at idle or slow speed. When i drive in traffic it overheats. If I drive fast, it immediately starts to cool down again. I took it to the mechanics, they diagnosed and ...
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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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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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