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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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1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Overheating
You need to check to make sure the cooling fan is coming on. If it is not then further diagnosis will need to be done by scanning the computer to see if fan control is turning on to see if...
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My fam stays on after I turn the car off and it runs hot in 15 minutes what should I do
Hello, thank you for writing in. The engine cooling fans are known to stay on when the engine needs help cooling down. While we cannot rule out the fans just yet, you want to check for the other possible causes...
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New radiator, which was installed incorrectly and overheated my car. Now my alternator is going out could this be related?
Overheating can damage many engine components such as the thermostat, crankshaft position sensor, and so forth. Overheating does damage alternators but the overheating in alternators is typically caused by electrical overloads, that is too much current flowing through the alternator....
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2004 ford focus wagon overheats randomly then kools
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the components you already replaced, or there may be another problem. At this point, you will want to look into the engine temperature sensors, the radiator cap,...
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My car is running HOT and my reduce engine light comes on every now and then. I have an 04 grand prix.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Depending on what testing the mechanic did, he may very well be correct. The computer intakes all of the information from the various sensors and controls the fans. If the engine temperature sensors, fan...
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My 1999 Honda Civic is overheating
If the car is overheating and the coolant is disappearing right away without showing a puddle on the ground, there is probably some kind of engine damage like a blown head gasket. If it takes a little time to overheat,...
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Hey I have a chrysler300 2009 touring I have a p0301 and wen my car runs for a while it won't crank back up till it cools down
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's cooling leak may be causing the misfire. The leak needs to be repaired first, and then we can take any other issues from there. The starting problem may also be the vehicle's...
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My 2008 murano runs smooth, but shuts off after the temperature gauge reaches close to half
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the vehicle is not actually overheating, then the coolant temperature sensor may be failing. The car may be prematurely entering into a safety mode meant to keep your engine from destroying itself. Overheating...
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Was driving and my steering wheel and brakes locked and heat indicators were on
If the engine overheated and the engine shut down (causing loss of power assist to the brakes and steering), a vehicle overheating diagnostic should be performed. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to...
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Car overheated on highway then died while I was coasting it to a stop.
Hello, thanks for writing in. While the cracked radiator and head gasket can be related, you are more concerned with the extend of the damage to the engine. The head gasket and radiator can be replaced, but the interior of...
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Coolant pouring out the bottom
The problem sounds like you may have broken a radiator hose for it to lose all the fluid so fast. You will need a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and inspect the leak and identify the leak...
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car heating only on hill driving but not on highways why?
Check the front of the a/c condenser and look to see if it is clogged with debris or bugs and clean with water hose not using too much pressure. If it is clean then you will need to have the...
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Not Sure
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, treat these issues separately. Typically, the only way timing can cause overheating is if the it is retarded heavily. You want to look into the overheating issue first and as its own...
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overheating engine
You have a blown headgasket and the coolant is getting in to engine cylinders and into the lower part of the engine. You will need heads removed and get them checked for cracks and warpage. If you have excessive coolant...
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I'm stuck at my work and i think it's a radiator leak. Is it possible to get repaired today?
Without knowing what exactly is leaking and caused the overheating you would need to have a diagnosis done first and then see if the vehicle can be fixed where it is. If it is a radiator then the part may...
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My car started to overheat outta nowhere then my ac and powering steering suddenly goes out and then I shut off the car b4 it got
You need to check to see if the water pump is leaking coolant on to the drive belts causing the belt to slip causing the a/c and power steering loss and overheating. I would recommend you do not drive it...
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Temperature went up when I turn on the AC
The first thing to check is to see if your radiator has a leak in the core and need to be replaced. After that you will need to check operation of the cooling fan to see if it is coming...
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2011 Dodge caliber heat. Transmission overheats when the air conditioning is on. While the AC is off, the trans has no problem.
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I went to get oil changed at pep boys on the way home explorer began to supper and get hot and half the water in radiator is gone
The oil change should not have anything to do with your vehicle overheating. You will need to have the entire cooling system checked to see if you have a leaking hose, radiator or water pump or the thermostat housing? You...
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What could be the cause of overheating on a range rover rediscovery 2001?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Diagnostics on the cause of overheating need to be done before a quote can be prepared. The easiest way to find out what is wrong is to have a pre-purchase inspection done before you...

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