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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 Air Bleed Housing Assembly
Common signs include coolant leaks, overheating, and a damaged bleeder valve.
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 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, 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 cooling system in your car will need to do its job to keep it from overheating. There are...
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 you first notice the temperature gauge in your vehicle starting to climb. If you let it go...
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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Car is overheating and no heat. 2000 Dodge Neon
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Where would the radiator drain plug be located on my vehicle? 2003 Chevrolet Impala
Hello, the radiator drain plug will be a the bottom edge of the radiator, facing the engine (passenger side). If you drain the coolant, be sure to catch it with a pan of some sort, and properly dispose of it....
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Cars overheating but engine is cold and the heater blows cold air
Hello...the simplest option is to just request an engine overheating diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will identify the root cause(s) of the troubles you are writing in about and get the repair estimated for you. Repairs can be commenced...
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Vehicle tries to turn over but will not start after overheating.
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How do I replace my thermostat housing on my 2008 Chrysler 300
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My car does not move when I accelerate, the engine shakes when it is turned on and in a traffic it shakes sometimes.
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What should I do to fix if my car displayed "ac off due to high engine temp" on my 2012 Chevrolet Cruze
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My engine was overheating and then it started making noise and not running right. 2005 Buick Rendevous
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My car trys to run hot and it leaks anitfrez and my heat don't blow out hot
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