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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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 ...
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Transmission knocking and coolant bubbling?

My 92 Ford Explorer knocks a bit when I switch gears. No matter what gear I switch to... (park to drive, drive to reverse, drive to neutral, neutral to park, it doesn't matter)... the car just rocks a ...
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97 Suburban overheating

Lower radiator hose is hot upper radiator hose is cold and thermostat has been removed but it still overheats, water boils out when the radiator cap is removed. It overheats while not moving, as well ...
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2004 Jeep Liberty overheating

My car overheated on the drive in to work today. I'll describe the symptoms... I've been dealing with a minor coolant leak for about a month now. I top it off once per week, about 1L of fluid. The ...
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2002 Honda Civic Overheating

So the first time the car overheated it was basically out of water. I had recently obtained the car for temporary use from a friend and hadn't seen any issues up to that point. I did smell a weird ...
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Engine Overheating - Strange Behavior

A while ago I bought an Audi A3 2001 8L1 and the temperature never reached 90°C, well it did (for a few minutes) but only when there was a lot of strain on the engine like going uphill but never on ...
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1992 Honda Accord overheating issues

Before I dive into a water pump replacement - how would I test it? I have replaced the thermostat, hoses and radiator - all of which needed it. Now the car will go to red (hot) intermittently, and ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy 2.5 Overheating

I recently bought this car from a neighbor, who warned me that it overheated, but I had bled the system and the car ran fine. Thinking the problem was dealt with I redid two bearings and all the ...
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Overheating '98 Subaru Legacy Outback EJ 25

I bought this car about a month ago with an overheating problem it couldn't travel for 3 miles without overheating after replacing the thermostat and gasket. The previous owners cut away the ...
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Engine overheating - mayo in oil sump mystery

I have an old Skoda Estelle with its original carbureted engine. It has been working so far. This car doesn't have a thermostat installed. Timeline: A few days ago, I realized it was consuming too ...
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Overheating 1996 Honda Civic

My '96 Honda Civic is overheating. Either my head gasket is blown or my water pump is frozen. It overheats when... I start it and let it run in the driveway for 5 minutes. I run it up and down the ...
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2004 PT Cruiser Overheating

My '04 PT Cruiser has started overheating. I ran the heater as told and it just overheated really bad one day. Now my car doesn't turn on. I turn the key and it drags bad, but doesn't start. What ...
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1995 Honda Civic lx overheating

I bought a civic from a couple of girls who had previously said that they had a bit of trouble with the car overheating, but it never broke down on them. It had 120k miles on it and they were asking ...
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Ford Escort overheats when switching FROM highway TO city driving

I have a 1998 Ford Escort with 113k miles. It's never given me any major problems before, except for the AC going out about 4 months ago (details to follow). In the past week while driving with the ...
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What effect will replacing manifolds with headers have on oil temperature?

I drive a big heavy car (2011 Mercedes E63, somewhere around 4200lbs) that I take to the track. It has the NA 6.3L engine (M156) with no modifications. I struggle with oil temperature issues on hot ...
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Just bought a car, engine running hot, found pure water for coolant [duplicate]

Just bought a 01 Galant 128k. Engine seems to get hot quite a bit, approaching the red zone but has yet to overheat. Found pure water in the coolant reservoir. Will draining the water and replacing ...
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2011 Nissan Titan runs poorly when outside temperature goes up

My thermostat gasket failed and the engine overheated to the point of knocking and dying. I replaced the thermostat and it ran normally, however when the outside temperature goes over 90º F it starts ...
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2003 honda civic overheats only after freeway speeds

I have a 2003 honda civic ex with 110k miles that over heats after freeway speeds. The water pump and timing belt were replaced at 100k miles.The thermostat was recently replaced as well. The ...
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Engine reversing water to the over flow container

I have a 1999 Pontiac Montana Van. The radiator fluid is backing up to the over flow container. So,what can be my problem? I put new thermostat in and flushed the radiator. Are there any ...
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My car is overheating but its not waterpump or thermostat related by-passed heater core

I have a 91 Firebird Formula. I have the electric cooling fan by-passed to run constantly. The car does not overheat idling, but does while I'm driving. The problem is not coming from the water pump ...
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Town Car over heating problem

I have a 1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6 liter v8 engine. I have replaced the water pump due to it leaking and car running hot. It still ran hot, so i replaced the radiator, thermostat, and the cap that ...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cheerokee Laredo hesitate/jerking + multiple CEL codes

I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cheerokee Laredo 4.0. I don't know much about cars, and recently had bought this Jeep off of a private owner that had said it had no problems but now after owning it for 2 1/2 ...
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1997 Eagle Talon won't start after overheating

I have a 1997 Eagle Talon. At first I didn't notice that it was running it without coolant because my gauge does not work. While driving, the car turned off. I then noticed that it had no water in it, ...
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2002 Honda Civic over heating fan does not comes on

I need some help. My girlfriend has a 2002 Honda Civic that keeps overheating. The fan doesn't turn on. We tested both fans and they work properly. We changed the thermostat, the cooling fan switch ...
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Overheating in E-46, 3.23i

My BMW E-46, 3.23i temperature is always going to the red zone. My water pump is fine, the thermostat is okies, but the hose on top is hot and swollen. The lower hose, however, is cold and fine. I ...
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Why does my overheating car cool off on declines?

Thanks for your never-ending support! The quick and precise answers and suggestions that you all provide is priceless in its worth. After the timing belt change ( I skipped the water pump, it looked ...
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Overheat, coolant loss, P0170/P0117, hard start, smoke, delayed throttle, no vtec

So I'm on the road right now (or was, when I wrote this) having an issue that started a few days ago and I'm trying to diagnose it. I am not sure what info is relevant, it does feel like more than one ...
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Should the rear brakes get hotter than the front in a RWD vehicle?

I recently got new ceramic brake pads and rotors on my 2LS 2013 Chevrolet Camaro less than a month ago and I've put less than 500 miles on them. However, recently I've noticed that the rear brake ...
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My 99 Aurora oldsmobile overheating

I just got a water pump put on my Aurora old mobile 99 and the heat keep going up and down. What could it be?
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honda civic 2005 overheating

I have a honda civic 2005, is getting overheat, the radiator is almost empty, but the reservoir container is over the top; when I stop on a traffic light the temperature gauge is slowly goes up, but ...
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MB 2004 C320 wagon overheating at idle

In December 2015, my 2004 C-class wagon overheated (temp light came on, nothing dramatic) for the very first time while stuck in traffic for 30 minutes. I had it towed to a nearby MB dealership (not ...
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2005 sebring overheating

My 2005 sebring is over heating , there is no sign of water in oil,but a little milky film in the coolant reservoir . What are the possible causes. we let the car run at idle about 15 min to get the ...