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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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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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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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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oil in coolant reservoir … urgent … Peugeot 206 Xri … 2006

I need some advice I'm broke and I need the car (like it's not an option) it hasn't overheated yet . This just happened about a week ago, I'm driving way slower like 50/60kmh and 70/90kmh when in ...
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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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Temp Gauge reads car overheating…engine temp. is fine

2005 Pontiac Vibe wagon...over 300,000 no issues until recently. The temp gauge goes to overheat. Here is what has been done in the past two weeks. New thermostat, proper coolant, new radiator cap, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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98 Honda Civic Overheating

Car overheats when I accelerate too hard and levels down when in motion. Fan is running, coolant is filled and no leaks. Is this the coolant system which needs replaced or the heads?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ignition coil overheating: what to blame?

I have got in the past ignition coil overheating, making the engine run very erratically and in some cases it even wouldn't run at all until the coil got cooler. In one occasion I changed the coil for ...
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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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How to determine component causing overheating?

Car: 2008 Audi S5 4.2L Background: Fan has been working very hard for the last 3-4 months (albeit it was summer, but even on cooler nights it was on max), temperature on dash dial steady in the ...
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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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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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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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Replaced radiator and Thermostat, Car Still Overheating

I changed the radiator today and drove to work, same thing: overheating and boiling. Don't see a leak from the radiator or anywhere else. The thermostat was changed and still no change. I am stuck, so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Overheating at idle - mechanic says head gasket

My car has been overheating at idle after a long period of time - perhaps 20-30 minutes in traffic. If I drive, it immediately starts to cool down again. I don't drive often so it hasn't been an issue ...
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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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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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Overheating Subaru

I have a 95 Subaru that is overheating. I have brought it to different mechanics who have tried to fix it but can't figure out exactly what is wrong. I can usually drive the car for a while before it ...
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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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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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2001 Honda Civic EX overheating fans not working

Okay so I have tried everything. My car was overheating so I replaced the head gasket since it needed one anyways, but it is still overheating. My cooling fans are not working, I replaced my ...
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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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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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Temperature gauge needle is on Hot, but engine is not overheating

car is a 1996 Honda Civic EK hatchback. B16A2 DOHC VTEC engine. Currently has 204,000 kilometres (127,000 miles) When the car is on a stop and idling, the temp gauge needle goes up steadily, and when ...
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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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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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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 ...