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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I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?

Yesterday, I was driving my car for about 30 minutes on the highway at speeds of up to 60 mph. I felt my brakes weren't really working and looked down to notice my emergency brake had been on the ...
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2004 Honda Civic with Puzzling Cooling System Issues

My 2004 Honda Civic has been having some puzzling cooling system issues. The car would slowly start to overheat, giving me enough time to pull over and shut the car off with one exception. When 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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2001 dodge ram 5.9 overheating

So I have a 01 dodge ram that has been constantly overheating. I've done just about everything I can think of besides taking it into a shop for further repairs. It started overheating so I changed the ...
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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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Driving Subarus without coolant [duplicate]

Years ago I decided to drive a Brat from Wyoming to Indiana. It started losing coolant climbing the Bighorns. I kept on driving. By the time I left Wyoming their was no coolant in the system. It didn'...
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Overheating, water reservoir bubbling

2001 Chevy Malibu - Squeeze both radiator hoses they are soft like not getting water maybe water pump. Like the water isn't getting to the motor maybe the water pump stuck. The radiator overflow is ...
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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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Why is my 1996 Impala running hot & the coolant in reservoir tank is boiling hot?

My car keeps running hot after about 15 mins. The coolant in the reservoir tank gets boiling hot. I flushed the cooling system until clear water came out bottom radiator hose. I changed the water ...
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Block flatness tolerance?

2006 Solstice (says hello). The engine overheated for some reason, going from ~200F to ~300F in a matter of seconds. (Actually, the gauge changed directly from 203F to 298F.) The head is over at the ...
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When idling, AC does not work and engine overheats. What's the cause?

I drive a 2013 Chevy Sonic. Basically, the air conditioning does not blow cold air if the car is idling, only when in motion. It seems to blow the coldest during long periods of driving fast, such as ...
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Car suddenly stops accelerating and overheat indicator comes on

Vehicle: Skoda Fabia TDI 1.2L diesel While driving back home, the car suddenly stopped accelerating and the RPM was stuck at 1000, even when I applied more gas. Immediately after, the overheat ...
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Can engine oil type cause a car to overheat?

I own a Peugeot 405. At first I was using 20w-50 engine oils but The last time I went for changing the engine oil I used 10w-40. After that The engine temperature rises constantly and (even when it's ...
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car fan kicking in even when the engine is cool

I have a 2010 Citroen C3 Picasso 1.4 petrol. A few months ago my car fan became very noisy after a long journey. Since then the car control panel is telling me the engine is overheating even if I have ...
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Diagnosing a blown head gasket - can I use a compression gauge?

My '97 Jeep XJ Cherokee w/ 4.0L inline-6 engine runs a little hot and it overheats when driving on the highway for longer then an hour. The coolant temp slowly creeps up until it boils over. I've seen ...
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Civic overheating

I have an automatic 2004 Honda Civic coupe. Its been overheating. I bought it in December 2015. Within 90 days, it was running hot. I took it to a shop and they said there was an air bubble in the ...
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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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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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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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Engine hot, radiator cold

I own an Audi A3 2001 8L1. When engine gets to operating temperature it sometimes starts to overheat. I touched the radiator after driving the car for some time and it was completely cold to the touch ...
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My system coolant for is overheating even after I've changed the thermostat

My car is a Honda Civic LX 2002, 4 cylinder. It is overheating after I've changed the thermostat, there are no cracks in the cylinder block and radiator, brand new gaskets.
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04 Tahoe “Engine Coolant Hot” message

I am out of town with my Tahoe and getting the message "Engine Coolant Hot" on my dash message system. When it pops up I notice that the temp gauge goes up almost to the red line. Also the air ...
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Why does my Honds Fit Sport overheat?

I have a 2007 Honda Fit Sport. The car has been overheating. I have taken it to all the good mechanics, yet the problem persists. When on a highway at speed up to 100 (kph?), the car starts to ...
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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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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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Over heating at highway speeds and radiator bubbling over

When I’m on the highway the temperature gauge on my 1994 Plymouth Voyager will go all the way to the H and then come back down immediately. When the car is parked and idling, the radiator will bubble ...
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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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Ford Ranger Overheating issue

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger V6 3.0. I recently overheated during a 1 mile trip to the store so I let it sit for a while and put more coolant in. Later the next day i noticed a leak from the bottom ...
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Toyota 4runner Automatic - Stalls when shifting from 2nd to 1st in hot weather

My 2001 Toyota 4runner stalls when I slow down to a stop or slow speeds if its hot out. I never have a problem when the weather is normal for San Diego around ~60-75 F, but on hot days around 85 F it ...
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Subaru Blitzen overheating but heater blows cold air

I have a 2000 Blitzen. My heater blows cold air and tonight it overheated. It is not losing water. Would this be the thermostat or an air blockage?
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Mazda 626 99 overheating when on and not moving

In the last two days I've seen my heat meter goes above the normal, but only when car is stopped. Long red light, two minutes in car with engine on it starts overheating. But when I go, even in slow ...
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2002 WRX Impreza overheats despite cooling system overhaul

This is a 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX. I just bought it from some lady and it's overheating badly. I took it to a mechanic and changed the radiator, got a radiator flush with the water hose, put in a new ...
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Non-blown blown head gasket

06 Solstice, 2.4L Ecotec LE5 (GM inline 4). Again. I had an overheating issue recently, where the temp went from ~200 to ~290ish very rapidly. I shut the car down and had it towed home. A few days ...
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BMW 320i / e36 / M50 overheating

I have changed my thermostat, waterpump and radiator cap. radiator was bleed. No oil in the water and no oil in the water but car still overheat
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Ford F-150 engine overheats

My Ford F-150 started to overheat really fast after the last hard freeze we had. There is definitely a coolant leak by the manifold, but I am thinking it is a hose because that's where most the ...
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Cylinder 1 seems to be running hotter than 2,3,4

1979 leyland Sherpa 230 1.7l with an "o series" engine. I've an overheating problem for a while now and still trying to get to the bottom of it. The cooling system and heater matrix are all OK and ...
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What is the likelihood of a cast iron block needing resurfacing along with its aluminium head?

This is a 1979 Leyland Sherpa 230 1.7 L Petrol "O-series" engine. I'm suspecting a blown head gasket and if this is confirmed I'll be removing the aluminium head and getting it resurfaced at the ...
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Overheating with bubbles when parked

My 2012 Chrysler 300 is overheating. It bubbles when parked. The overflow reservoir was empty 4 days ago so fluid was replaced car was fine -- no evidence of leakage now. Reservoir is very low and car ...
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No heat overheating when moving

Hey car overheating and have no heat,it doesn't over hit when idle.but when the car start moving them temp rise quick.I check the radiator the top hose is warm and the bottom hose is cold
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Can revving the engine damage the water pump?

I understand this might be a dumb question as I have been laughed at for asking it. but.. my car is revving high (I'm repairing that issue tomorrow when the weather breaks) but yesterday when I ...
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2003 hyundai tiburon gt overheated

I was driving down the interstate in top gear, just coasting about 80 to 85 mph (nothing) when it overheated. The motor basically immediately shut itself down and now it's a no crank, no start. Can ...
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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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What's the best approach to install new Timing Belt that's 1/2 a tooth off

Sherpa 1979 17v "o series" engine petrol 1700 Hi, Sometime back I replaced a new timing belt. Timing marks were lined up accurately only to find that the belt was 1/2 a tooth out. I figured this ...
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Odd overheating issue need help

I have a 2004 Nissan Xterra 3.3 liter V6. Tonight, it overheated while idling. I found out the coolant reservoir was empty. I filled it with what I had handy which was just cold water and this cooled ...
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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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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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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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engine runs then overheats no hot air from defroster and water stays cool just replaced thermostat

My engine overheats, no hot air from defroster, water stays cool even after 20 min idling. it seems to be circulating and i put a new thermostat in. What could be the problem?
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2003 Dodge Caravan over-heating [closed]

My 2003 Dodge Caravan is over-heating. I've changed the thermostat but this hasn't solved the problem. The upper hose on the radiator is warm (and appears to soften). enter image description here ...
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Why my Fiat Palio 1.6 2005 is overheating only after 5 min of drive?

I have a Fiat Palio 2005 which I bought few days ago. I was driving it for last complete week and it was very smooth there was no problem at all. Yesterday , suddenly on a highway the temprature ...