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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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 ...
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Ford Focus water in oil and is overheating

I have white smoke and water coming from my exhaust and car is overheating. Will bleeding make this problem go away?
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Motorcycle engine running a bit hot?

For the past few rides, I think my 2007 Ninja 250 has been running hotter than before. At least, I think it feels hotter through the seat, but the oil temperature gauge seems to be pointing pretty ...
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2008 Pontiac G5 Coolant is starting to run hot when driving. Slowly climbs to 225-230

Just wanting to know what a possible diagnosis could be on why it is starting to overheat?
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Engine shuts off when car gets into heavy traffic in the hot sun, after riding 200+ miles [twice!], WHY?

I have recently traveled from New Jersey to California in my 2003 Suzuki XL7. ~ 140,000 miles Recently replaced the serpentine belt, tires, and brake pads. Car has been receiving oil changes every ...
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Honda odyssey 1995- overheat light is on, temp guage is cold?

Hi my odyssey has the overheat light on, temp guage on cold and its not running properly. It feels like it has a fuel blockage and is using heaps of petrol. Any help would be so appreciated.
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Raditator fluid leaking

I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox and it was over heating. So we replaced the water pump. Then we replaced the A/c compressor, it had a crack in it. So we thought everything was all good. No when we went to ...
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Overheating problem

Car overheats water doesn't circulate. No heat. We changed thermostats. Worked good a couple days. Drove up to store about 2 miles overheated no heat. Shut it off drove slow heat came on sped up lost ...
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2006 wrx overheats going slow but not at speed

my 2006 wrx heats up into the red going slow on back roads but is fine and shows no signs of any issue going fast. what is the deal? blown head gasket?
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Engine overheating sometimes

Vehicle 2002 Mazda Protégé LX 2.0, 238,000 km Symptoms Friend called, his girlfriend's car had been overheating. Mechanic told them the radiator was the problem, as it was out of coolant. Repairs so ...
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1999 camaro overheating

OK so I've spent literally over 1500 on this car not to mention the failed attempts of the previous owners. I finally fixed the engine troubles and then all of a Sudden it decides to start overheating....
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Can a water pump slowly fail?

Do water pumps generally fail all of a sudden, or can they slowly stop working effectively? My 99 Subaru Legacy recently started overheating on long-ish trips (> 25 min or so). I already replaced ...
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Subaru Forester running warm

My Forester (2004 2L XT) has always run in the middle of the temperature gauge - until a couple of weeks ago, since when it has started running warm at slower speeds. Now, it gets right up above 3/4 ...
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1994 Honda Civic DX Hatchback Overheating

Ok. The overheating is an intermittent problem. I may make 2-3 trips (5-10 miles) and no overheating. Then, I may make a 1-2 mile trip and it overheats. To make it even weirder, if I turn on the ...
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My car over heat

I have 2002 Chrysler I was driving 75 miles in I-95 white smoke began to came from the engine, I pull in the side of the road, my engine was over heating and the radiator was bowling heat I wait for ...
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a little squealing, overheat, coolant overflow, then back to normal

2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, 200K I went for a 50 mile highway drive at 60 - 70 mph. When I arrived, all the coolant that had been leaking from my car started to burn on the exhaust (visual ...
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What effect does exposure to the elements (hot sun & rain) have on cars and motorcycles?

Place: South India. Situation: Parking in an open space with no shade, morning to evening. Temperature: 30 to 40 degrees Celsius. I have parked my car under the hot sun for a week, and I noticed ...
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Why is my car dying and my temp gauge reading hot?

2005 Trailblazer LS I noticed my coolant in my reservoir was low so I added more. Now when I slow down sometimes it dies. It never smokes and I don't smell antifreeze but the gauge is saying hot. ...
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Not getting coolant in the engine

2001 Pontiac firebird v6 not getting coolant to the engine. The heater doesn't get warm. I've taken out the thermostat. [System] builds up pressure in the radiator and I've found no leaks anywhere
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2005 Subaru Forester Overheating

2005 subaru forester x 77k miles replaced both head gaskets, timing belt thermostat and radiator. I purged the system also. I turned on the heater and no heat just cold air. The lower radiator hose ...
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Cooling fan shuts off after getting up to temp

Working on an overheating issue on my 2008 Mustang GT. Car starts normally after sitting all night and fan starts up when I click on the AC. Let the car run (or drive it in traffic) and as soon as ...
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Radiator cap pressure and how it impacts stress on cooling-system and engine?

OK, if radiator-cap pressure is say 20-pounds as opposed to 18-pounds, won't the overall impact on the engine and cooling-system be more heat/pressure stress??? Sure, the boiling-point will be raised ...
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Engine Overheat via Head Gasket Leak

I've recently learned that a bad head gasket can be a cause for a car to overheat. Could someone explain how this is possible and what's going on mechanistically? It sounds like this symptom is not ...
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96 honda accord 4 cylinder intermittently overheats

my honda accord (96) overheats SOMETIMES, and only at a standstill. on the freeway it is fine. I have changed the thermostat, the radiator cap the switch and bled the system. I have had the head chk ...
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Code P0421 Mitusubishi Outlander/Temperature gauge goes up

Temperature gauge goes up when I have AC on. Also I notice that it goes up when I go uphill. The mechanic changed the thermostat and temperature gauge seemed to work good for about 2 weeks. After 2 ...
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92 honda accord overheating

i replaced radiator hoses thermostat but when i started my 92 honda accord after two to three minutes the block starts getting hot the temp gauge stays at cold and no fans came on. You can squeeze the ...
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Engine overheating

I need some advice, I bought a 52 Corsa 1.0 about 2 weeks ago as our other car failed the mot badly and wasn't worth repairing. It's overheating rapidly (5-10 mins of driving) it looses pretty much ...
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Can overfilling a gas tank damage a fuel pump?

I was driving a car with an overly full gas tank. After about 20min of driving, I pulled into a parking lot and the engine died. After waiting about 15min with the hood open (I thought it might be a ...
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OVERHEATING SILVERADO WHILE TOWING

So recently I was trying to haul my wifes '03 Volkswagen Beetle with my '08 Silverado. The truck was pulling fine, plenty of power, no struggle as expected. Around the 100 mile mark my truck began ...
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Rough start with sputtering and strong exhaust odor

I have had nothing but problems since getting a tune up. I had to replace the spark plug wiring and got a tune up. Then my check engine light came on 3 weeks later and I had to get a new gas cap and a ...
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Truck overheating; no coolant flow through radiator

I have a 95 GMC Sierra 5.7 it suddenly overheated one day and the upper radiator hose busted. So far I've changed upper and lower hoses thermostat and water pump and flushed radiator. All new parts ...
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2003 Honda Civic hybrid overheating issue

Hello I am new here and is need of some serious help. I am mechanically inclined, but I am no master mechanic. I have a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with 132k miles. I started experiencing issues this ...
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Car overheats idling in traffic

I have a 2000 Chevrolet Impala. I recently had the water pump, timing belt, radiator, and thermostat replaced because I had a coolant leak/overheating problems. I now don't have a coolant leak, ...
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Why is it still overheating

I have a 99 V-10 Triton that keeps over heating. I have replaced the water pump, thermostat, and heater core, flushed the entire system and put a dual electric fan on it. It was good for awhile. ...
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1995 Chevy Lumina - Would Dashboard Gauge Respond if the ECT Is Faulty?

My sister has a 1995 Chevy Lumina with the 3.1 liter engine. Her car tends to overheat at idle; we have determined that the radiator cooling fan does not kick on. In our efforts to diagnose the ...
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My Honda Accord is overheating

I have a Honda Accord 1992, coolant was leaking and I saw the temperature goes up, the radiator was old and I replaced but the coolant is boiling I do not know what to do next, please I need help.
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Would using a cooler plug help or even prevent this level of exhaust valve damage

As I posted in a related question: Help me diagnose the cause of this intake valve burn Here is depicted an instance of its EXHAUST (not intake) valve burn, the key note being there was a head deck ...
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Can a blown head gasket cause overheating, without losing coolant?

My 2006 Subaru Outback overheated when my wife was driving. I got to the car that evening and its radiator was pretty low. I refilled it, and the car ran fine for a week. Then it overheated again. ...
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Why is my van overheating only at high speeds and cools down if heat is cranked up?

I have a 2004 Mazda mpv. I was rear ended over the summer and all of a sudden it started over heating. ( I had just purchased two months prior) I put it in the shop and was told it was air in the ...
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Does it matter if you only flush half your coolant?

For example if I were to drain my coolant once, then Re-fill, would this be okay providing the coolant is the same brand and type? I have made a habit of doing this in the past as due to my ...
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Car running hot

I have a 2014 Chevy malibu that was running fine. It is overdue for an oil change. My car typically runs between the first eight and quarter mark even in not weather, running the air and in traffic. ...
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Let my VW idle for almost 2 hours, came out and engine smoking. Is it totaled?

I have a 2002 VW Jetta (so an MK4) and it's a GLS. I've been having problems with my battery dying. I checked the alternator and battery, both passed. Anyways, I decided to let it idle for a long ...
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What exactly is a catalytic converter and why does it need to operate within a certain range?

I heard here that a catalytic converter needs to operate within a certain "chemical range" otherwise it will generate unnecessary heat. What exactly is a catalytic converter? How does it work? What ...
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Smoke coming from behind engine with a stutter at idr

A couple weeks ago my Nissan Quest overheated blew the radiator cap off. Replace the lower and upper radiator hose, change the thermostat but now there's smoke coming from behind the engine and a ...
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Vw caddy bakkie with a 1.8 mp9 conversion

I have had the van for over a year an only a week ago has it now started overheating. I have done the radiator switch,just done the water pump and today the head gasket witch to me looked to start ...