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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Carburetor
Common signs include reduced engine performance, black smoke coming from the exhaust, backfiring, overheating, or hard starting.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Tube
Common signs include low coolant levels, visible coolant leaks, and engine overheating.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Water Pump
Common signs include coolant leaks at the front-center of the car, loose water pump pulley, overheating engine, and steam coming from the radiator.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Reservoir
Common signs include needing to constantly add coolant, finding coolant leaks, and the engine overheating.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cooling Fan Relay
Common signs include the engine running hot and cooling fans either not functioning or running all the time.
How to Troubleshoot Car Overheating Causes
Car overheating can be caused by low coolant, a faulty radiator fans, a broken serpentine belt, or a stuck thermostat. Stop driving an overheated car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Condenser Fan
Common signs include lukewarm air coming from the AC vent, the car overheating while idle, and a burning smell in the car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Low Water Sensor
If your car has low coolant without a warning, the Coolant Light comes on for no reason, or the car is overheating, replace the low water sensor.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fan Clutch
If your car has a fan clutch, common signs include the vehicle overheating, the cooling fans working very loudly, or engine performance decreasing.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor)
Common signs include poor fuel economy, black smoke coming from the engine, engine overheating, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Electronic Ignition Pickup
If your car has an electronic distributor ignition system and the engine stalls or car does not start, you may have to replace the ignition pickup.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Oil Cooler Adapter Gasket
Common signs include oil leaking from the oil cooler adapter, engine block, and oil filter. Prevent damage to your engine by getting the gasket fixed.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Intake Manifold Gaskets
Common signs include the engine constantly overheating, coolant leaking, engine misfires, and a decrease in power, acceleration, and fuel economy.
The Best Tool to Find Coolant Leaks
Diagnosing a car issue can be a tricky without proper tools. A coolant pressure tester is useful for diagnosing overheating issues and coolant leaks.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Serpentine/Drive Belt
Common signs include a squealing noise from the front of the vehicle, power steering and AC not working, engine overheating, and cracks on the belt.
How To Keep Your Car From Overheating
Monitoring your coolant level, turning the A/C off in very hot weather, and regular inspections will help you avoid having an overheating car.
How Long Does a Water Pump Last?
The engine in your car produces a lot of heat, which means that the...
How to Keep Your Car Running Well When It’s Hot Outside
Your car is affected considerably by the environment around it, including: Cold, freezing temperatures Dry, arid climates Hot temperatures and direct sunlight Precipitation in the form of rain...
How to Diagnose a Cooling System Problem
You may be driving down the road or sitting at a stop light when...
How to Replace a Fan Clutch
A fan clutch controls the car engine cooling fan and operates on temperature. It's mounted to the water pump and can cause overheating if it's broken.

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What would cause my car to rev up and down and overheat immediately
If your engine was overheated and continues to overheat even after fixing the radiator and thermostat then you may have blown a head gasket. You should have the system pressure tested to see if the head gasket is leaking to...
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I have a 2001dodge sport after driving for 15 minutes car began smoking from under the hood prolifically. I pulled over, checked
The orange stains are from coolant from the engine and is an indication that the engine has leaked out coolant from the system. It may be from a leak or the cooling system overheated. I would recommend not driving the...
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Direly need advise on what to do here.
The problem you have with the cars engine and transmission will far exceed the costs to repair it and will not be worth the money to do any of the repairs. If you want to fix the head gasket leak...
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Car stalls and locks steering wheel, ebrake light comes on, as do all other lights, and I have to restart to drive.
If the vehicle is stalling intermittently then the computer may have stored failure codes in memory. You will need to have the computer scanned for the stored codes and let us know the codes you get in order to help...
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My car broke down on the road started smoking and now it won't start. I was told my water reservoir is empty and my gasket blown
Since you overheated the engine and lost all the coolant then you will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see if the coolant is leaking into the engine? If it is then the engine will need cylinder...
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My car overheated because it needed water. Now I added water and like now the service engine light is on
An engine does not just need to add water. This is an indication that there is a leak in the system or the head gasket is blown. you will need cooling system pressure tested and check engine light scanned for...
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White Smoke coming from underneath hood, Car is also overheating
If the engine has a leaking water pump or stuck thermostat or other leaks and engine was ran until the temperature went all the way to hot then it may have damaged the engine cylinder head gasket and head and...
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Overheating and battery draining.
Go look again under the hood and be sure that the serpentine belt is intact. It could be as simple as that since the belt drives the water pump and the alternator. As for the water, using water in the...
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2003 Ford Focus is overheating
It could be. Around 2000 many manufacturers including Ford started using plastic water pump impellers. In this way they messed up one of the worlds simplest and reliable devices. The center of the plastic impeller can get loose and allow...
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I have a 2000 Mercedes c230 komp..that had been in fairly good condition..until about 2 weeks ago.
It's not likely that the fuel pump had anything to do with this. There may have been some other problem and the fuel pump was not the solution and there was something else at work. If the car really has...
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Car won’t start. It had problems overheating at first. Then something popped and water came out. I don’t know what’s wrong with it
This sounds like you started off with the coolant getting low due to a leak and then it got worse when overheated and blew the head gasket causing the misfire and no starting from coolant getting inside cylinders. You will...
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My 1995 Dodge intepid 3.5L 158K miles keeps overheating. Can that problem be solved once the motor has some wear?
If your engine is overheating and replacing the water pump stops the leaks and gets coolant circulating again through the system then you should not have a problem even with a high mileage engine. If you overheated engine several times...
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Overheating engine one side and knocking. Thoughts on cause?
The problem sounds like you have a blown head gasket. You can have a coolant pressure test to verify pressure loss and then remove spark plugs while pressure testing to find out what cylinder is getting coolant in it. ...
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Can a bad air blend acuator cause the engine to overheat?
The cooling system on this engine requires special vacuum and fill method to get all the air out of the system or there will be air pockets in the engine and can cause overheating and trapped air. If you did...
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Hello. My name is Pule I m driving Suzuki Alto. It doesn't have a heat Guage on a cluster. I heard a funny noise coming from engin
If the engine coolant hose broke and coolant leaked out the computer may not let the engine start due to the overheating engine. Until the engine is allowed to cool then it still will not restart then you may have...
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Motor runs hot and belts squeal
I first would check the belts to see if they are loose or belts are glazed? If they are loose or glazed then replace the belts and turn water pump to see if you feel any binding then replace water...
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2002 Jeep Cherokee temperature gauge shot up to 260 and it was leaking a greenish liquid what does that mean is it a crack or hole
Yes it does mean you have coolant leaking from somewhere. You will need to have the system pressure tested to locate the leak and then a repair can be done. I would also recommend replacing the thermostat with the needed...
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I have a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander, the radiator, water pump, coolant sensor and thermostat have been replaced. It still overheats w
You need to verify if the electrical cooling fan is coming on when the temperature gets up to or above normal range. if fan does not come on then this is the cause of the overheating and will need to...
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My wife was driving her 2003 rav4 when it suddenly just died on her in the freeway. Temp gauge was acting up but no other issues
If the engine temperature went too high then you have overheated the engine and could of blown the head gasket causing the no start. You will need to have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic do a test to see...

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