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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Drove a car for 5 minutes with half of its coolant missing, have I killed it?

I did a fairly stupid thing and drove my car with half of the coolant removed from it. I finished changing the timing belt on my 1998 Toyota Corolla (1.3 4E-FE engine), and I started it a month ago ...
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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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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 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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car over heating and white smoke coming out of the hood

I have a 98 Honda civic that I bought a few months ago. It has an after market fan that i have to turn on when I'm driving to keep it from over heating. In the winter time it wansnt a big deal to turn ...
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Temperature Gauge HOT 2008 Honda Accord

A few weeks ago our cars temp gauge starting rising only when we were stopped fairly quick. When we drove, it would gradually go down to normal. Our heat also only works when we drive (Foot has to be ...
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Temperature gauge needle is on Hot, but engine is not overheating

car is a 1996 Honda Civic EK hatchback. B16A2 DOHC VTEC engine. Currently has 204,000 kilometres (127,000 miles) When the car is on a stop and idling, the temp gauge needle goes up steadily, and when ...
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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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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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Overheating at idle - mechanic says head gasket

My car has been overheating at idle after a long period of time - perhaps 20-30 minutes in traffic. If I drive, it immediately starts to cool down again. I don't drive often so it hasn't been an issue ...
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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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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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97 Honda CRV overheating and radiator fan not turning on by itself

I have a 97 Honda CRV that is overheating while standing still. The temp gauge will go up to 3/4 mark and the radiator fan will not turn on. I can turn the A/C on or heat at max and the temp starts ...
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2000 mercedes e320

My car keeps shutting down after 10 Mins driving 20 to 30 min of sit time and were on the road again. Temp gauge reads hot but engines not hot nor is the coolant.the fan works if I hookup to a battery ...
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Motorcycle heats up within minutes of driving in the traffic

Ice cold engine of my KTM Duke 200 heats up and shoots the highest temperature and the gauge reaches the extreme within like 15-30 minutes of driving it in traffic. And the engine stops and doesn't ...
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Coolant pressure issue

I am in need of some assistance. I am having a coolant pressure on my 1.8 16v clio. (Renault), coolant, cooling-system, overheating (car maintenance) In that when left to idle and engine gets up to ...
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Rear right drum brake is heating more than rear left drum brake

I've bought a new car (Tata Tiago) in India earlier this year, One day I observed some sound from car and checked that rear right brake drum was heated way more than rear left brake drum. I got it ...
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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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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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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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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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What is wrong with my Overheating Civic? [Pictures]

My 2005 Honda Civic EX has been overheating. I will be taking it in to a shop soon, but just wanted to see if anyone can diagnose what could be the problem. I noticed the overheating a couple ...
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Infamous WRX/XT overheating problem

I need some help figuring out what's wrong with my 2007 Forester XT Manual. Background: The headgasket popped in November of last year. I had it fixed by an RMI certified workshop. They skimmed the ...
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Urgent! BMW 318i 2007 E90 Heating Up

I've BMW 318i E90 2007 which is heating up after about 2-3 miles and since it has been heating so quick esp in down town and low speeds, I have not had a chance to take it to highways. Now, there are ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the average radiator capacity on 6 cylinder engines?

Yesterday I drained the radiator on a 99 Monte Carlo. Owner's manual states that it should take 11.6 quarts (2.85 gallons). I removed the petcock, flushed the system by running a hose into the top ...
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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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2003 Honda Civic overheating issue

I have a 2003 Honda Civic that has overheating issues. I took it to a garage and they 1st thought it was the thermostat so that was changed, Still overheating. Then they said it was most likely a bad ...
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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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Engine smoking with normal temperature gauge

I had a fair bit of work done to my 1999 Subaru Legacy last week with the main fix/problem being a timing belt replacement. Additionally they replaced oil seals, 2 hose clamps, the radiator cap, the ...
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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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Is it possible to have a bad head gasket (or cracked head) without a loss of compression?

Vehicle/engine is a 1997 Jeep 4.0L inline-6 Cherokee Sport. I just got my oil sample analysis back from Blackstone Lab. Here it is. They say there's coolant in the oil, as indicated by the ...
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Bubbles coming out of the radiator. Head gasket?

I was bleeding air from my Honda Civic yesterday. Everything was going well until the coolant was still bubbling after 40 minutes of bleeding. I did everything correctly. Turned the heater to max, I ...
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Truck still overheating after radiator and thermostat replacement

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 5.3 overheating drove vehicle to work and blew the top of my radiator. So i replace the rad. And thermostat thinking that's my problem. Bleed the system turn on heater in ...
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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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Still overheating

I have a 03 civic ex replaced radiator thermostat still overheating and the last time it overheated I got a greyish sludge come out of the radiator cap. Can someone help?
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Was I right to drive with leaking radiator given these assumptions?

I noticed coolant was leaking and drived home slowly. By the time I got home I noticed there was no more leaking so could be all coolant gone. It seems to be from the radiator however I could be wrong....
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Ran 2002 PT cruiser w/ out coolant/water, overheated but temp gauge showed normal.

I did a radiator flush, refilled the radiator with water and cleaner, and drove for about 10 minutes. Because I was trying to get my car to temp so the fans and water-pump would kick in I was keeping ...
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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. ...