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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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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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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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 ...