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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...