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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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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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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Drove a car for 5 minutes with half of its coolant missing, have I killed it?

I did a fairly stupid thing and drove my car with half of the coolant removed from it. I finished changing the timing belt on my 1998 Toyota Corolla (1.3 4E-FE engine), and I started it a month ago ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coolant pressure issue

I am in need of some assistance. I am having a coolant pressure on my 1.8 16v clio. (Renault), coolant, cooling-system, overheating (car maintenance) In that when left to idle and engine gets up to ...
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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 ...
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My 2004 PT Cruiser is overheating

I have tried everything got a new radiator, thermostat, put blocked seal permanent head gasket fix. So I started my car and let it run for 15 minutes, after that I see no antifreeze in the 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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Why is there no pressure in my 06 Chevy Impala…?

Boy, what a day I had. Roads were real slippery today in Texas and I skidded and lost control. Next thing you know, I'm in a ditch full of grass, dirt and rocks. I'm still amazed at how little damage ...
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Is it unreasonable to expect nation chain mechanics to recognize a blown head gasket from a radiator problem before installing new radiator?

PepBoys replaced my radiator a week ago exactly, because it blew a hose a week before. It also had the following symptoms:. *spewing white smoke and fluid out the tail pipe. *radiator losing all its ...
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2006 Chevy impla 3.5

The coolant is hot and bubbling. The car is not overheating. I changed the water pump, the thermo sensor, thermostat and intake gaskets. Not sure if it sealed completely. Wondering, is it the head ...
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Overheating and more

Hi I have a 2000 Buick park ave v6 3800 series and the problem started as a small leak in the radiator from the little drain plug so I righted that and the leak moved to the whole opposite side of 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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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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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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04 Pontiac grand Prix fail [closed]

So I bought my car, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and 30 minute it started to over heat. The dealership had no water or transmission fluid so I put both. All of a sudden I turn the car to start makes a ...
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix overheating

I have recently bought a 2005 Grand Prix V6 non supercharged. It overheats at idle and in park. I have had my head gasket and head resurfaced at Pepboys and replaced my radiator with a larger 1 inch ...
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Strange overheating behaviour

My 10 year old Litchfield Forester STi needs a bit of maintenance to sort a minor oil leak but other than that has been behaving well for the past year with regular oil top ups. This week on the ...
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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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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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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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Belt driven Water pump failure?

I have a 95 camry LE (6 cylinder) that has a major overheating problem. I managed to rule out the thermostat, leaks, radiator, and fans as the cause of the overheating. But the water pump has me ...
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Car won't start

My Chevy Spark 1.2 L 2012 model overheated and blew the head gasket. I replaced the gasket and spark plugs. The engine is turning, but it won't start. Plugs do get petrol. Engine sounds like sewing ...
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2000 mondeo overheating

I recently changed a leaking thermostat housing and thermostat on my 2l petrol 2000 mk2 mondeo. Now I find that at idle it is fine, I can leave it idling and the fan cuts in an out, and the temp stays ...
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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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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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2006 Subaru Forrester overheating and no heat

My 2006 Subaru Forester is overheating with no heat blowing through the vents. I have had a thermostat put in and a new heater core. Radiator has been pressure tested with no leaks. Unfortunately it ...
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98 Mercedes ML 320 - Overheating Issue

My car keeps over heating when I get on the freeway. It's fine on city streets. I put antifreeze in it. It seems like it runs out kind of fast but I havent noticed any leaking.
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No water flow in the radiator - 99 Cadillac STS

What's wrong when water doesn't flow from your radiator. I already put a water pump and a thermostat on putits still running hot. What could be the problem?
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Coolant boiling and smoke coming out of engine bay

I have a 1995 Toyota Camry SE that has 195,000+ miles that has started to develop some serious problems. Aside from what I believe to be an issue with the transmission, the car had been running ...
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2003 Buick Rendezvous overheating without steam, coolant overflow at normal temperature [closed]

My car overheats to the max, the heater will not heat even in full blast. When the car overheats there is no steam or boiling coolant. The radiator has antifreeze and the reservoir is overflowing. I ...
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Check for overheat damage

I have a vehicle with a Chrysler 360 industrial application engine made in 1987 with 70k miles. I haven't driven it before and I don't know the prior history. recently I did drive it just a few ...
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2001 honda civic dx over heating problem [closed]

Two of my hoses in the front are very hard I took out the thermostat and the hoses are still hard and my car is still over heating what can it be
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Mysterious honda civic 2002 overheating some time

Okay, so lets start here. First my car started overheating. We changed the thermostat but it keeps on over heating. Let me explain my problem. I am driving on highways my heaters work perfectly ...
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Fan accelerates increasingly when idle/at a stop

I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While sitting in idle/at a stop, temperature increases a little to just above 210 and the fan is increasingly loud - sounds like it's going to burst out. It also ...
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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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How exactly does an increase in engine temperature cause a car to breakdown?

I have an engine temperature gauge on the dashboard of my car (as most people do), but if for some reason the engine temperature is caused to increase (due to a lack of cooling or what have you), the ...
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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 ...