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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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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Coolant temp. is normal, no leak, but heater core unit gets very hot

Vehicle: 2005 Mazad3 Hatchback (1.5 L) 4AT Issue: The heater core unit beneath the dash unit gets very hot after around 15 mins drive (AC is turned off) While the coolant temp. gauge shows not ...
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99 Alero overheated due to low coolant, coolant light stays on after filling coolant

I was driving my 99 Alero and it started to overheat quickly like went from normal temp to red line in about 90 seconds. I shut the heat off and it dropped back down. Then the coolant light went on. I ...
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1990 Honda Accord Overheating

First let me state I've been an Auto Tech since about 1967, so this is kicking my butt. I've replaced the water pump, radiator, lower hose, thermostat, fan sensor, coolant sender, engine temperature ...
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Car overheats only on highway

1996 cadillac sedan deville overheats on highway drives fine in town car runs good no missing put a new radiator and new thermostat but still overheats on highway gets hot and comes across dash engine ...
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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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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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2008 Pontiac Vibe

I replaced my thermostat a week ago and it’s been fine now there’s no heat and my temperature goes up and down my heat will work for a minute or two then back cold do I need a water pump or what
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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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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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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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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 ...