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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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Hi, I have a 2005 Volkswagen passet that is overheating, I took somewhere and I was told that the motor is blocked up inside so th
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a possibility that the cooling passages can become clogged with old coolant, or a "stop-leak" type of product meant to seal leaks in the cooling system. The system completely depends on the...
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I need the location of the cylinder head sensor to replace on my 2012 Ford Mustang because of my P1299 code
Hello. The P1299 code does not mean that you need the cylinder head temperature sensor. The sensor only detects temperature and will not affect how the engine is overheating. The fact that you are getting this code is because you...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. While that is a little higher than we would like to see, it is not overwhelmingly hot for the engine. Once it hits 260, you must cut off power to the vehicle. Anything over...
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Radiator smoking
There are a number of reasons why your car may be overheating. number one is a possible coolant leak. If a hose or a radiator or other part of the cooling system is leaking, and the coolant is not replenished,...
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My 2000 chev blzr ran hot then water was added after cooled down seemed OK drove it did OK then ran hot again
If your engine overheats within 5 minutes then I would say it is a thermostat is stuck closed. In your case you drove longer than this before it overheated. You may have a water pump not pumping enough water or...
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My Jaguar S type 2000 V8 is stopping suddenly while running due to overheat. What could exactly be the problem? And how much could
The most common cause of overheating is a low coolant level due to a leak. If you park your car on a paved space overnight, you might be able to see signs of leakage. Other causes could be a bad...
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Good morning Joseph. I have a 2009 Murano that needs a radiator replaced. The dealer wants to charge me $980. Are you available?
Yes, available. To request service and obtain the exact cost, please use YourMechanic's radiator replacement service page. Code P1217 can set due to other cooling system faults so I hope ALL other potential causes have been ruled out so that...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. There are various reasons the vehicle would overheat, and the thermostat was a good place to start. You are also worried about the radiator, cooling fans, water pump, and engine block. You will want...
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Chrysler 300 overheating, what's the cause and how much to repair. Fans are working and has coolant
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to give a proper quote without knowing exactly what is wrong with the vehicle. Overheating may be caused by a clog, a bad water pump, a failed thermostat, or more complex...
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I have a 94 Geo Prizm with a 1.6 motor. My girl was driving home today in hot weather when the car started to lose power going up
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My housing holes on my 2013 chevy Cruze bust and overheated now it will not start
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2001 mitsubishi galant 4cyl. running hot at idle only. prior have replaced water pump, radiator, temp. gauge, coolant overflow. St
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Have 2001 pt cruiser, temp running high?
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My Nissan Frontier truck is overheating. The smog technician said it needs a new thermostat. Would you like to take a look, give m
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the overheating is only happening when you are at a stop, then you want to focus on the water pump and the cooling fans first. While the thermostat can cause overheating when it...

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