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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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04 impala overheat changed waterpump n thermostat still overheat now stop running
At 200 thousand miles, the overheating could really be just about anything. But if you drove the car while it was overheating, there may have been some damage done that is causing your starting problem. Common causes of overheating are...
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I've got a 2003 Buick Century 3.1 engine. I have replaced the head gaskets, radiator, thermostat, water pump,and heater core and a
This is usually caused by air pockets in the system. Purge air from the cooling system and see if this fixes the problem. You may have a slipping serpentine belt and should check it for slipping.
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My car has white smoke coming out of it. I put coolant into it today because it was pretty low. Why is there smoke co
It sounds like from your description of your problem that you have blown head gaskets and would need to have the engine cooling system and engine pressure tested to find out why it overheated and lost coolant. You may have...
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my mini cooper 2004 has been overheating and rattling
You might be spot on about the radiator, or there may be a leak somewhere in the system that you can't see. The mini has a pretty complicated system so there are a lot of possibilities. I think you should...
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New thermostat new coolant temp sensor car is still going into red and overheating what do i do
You should first see if the electric cooling fan is coming on before it overheats? If they do not come on then the fans needs checked to see what is keeping it from coming on? It may be a fan...
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Our car is overheating but WHYYYY
You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see if the radiator or somewhere on engine is leaking. You may have an intake thermostat housing leak or water pump leaking. You should not drive it if temperature...
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My BMW was idling and it jus overheated and died.... My radiator was bone dry what should I do
This could be serious. Driving a car while it is overheating can do a lot of damage to the engine. The cylinder walls need to be bathed in coolant at all times or the surfaces become so hot that the...
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Car started normally, after shut off, had trouble starting, ran for another 10 minutes once shut off fan kept running loud.
You should have the engine checked for overheating as this may be reason cooling fan stays on. You should check coolant level to see if it is low and if it is low then check for coolant leaks. If not...
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2005 Chevy impala keeps overheating coolant reservoir full no visible smoke or no check engine light could it be the thermostat?
You may have a stuck thermostat or cooling fan is not working. i suggest having the computer tested for codes stored and cooling system checked for fan operation when running hot. If fan is on when running hot then you...
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My car overheat 10 minutes into driving it also it steams from the exhaust
These sound like classic symptoms of a head gasket problem. If there is a break that is allowing coolant to get into a cylinder it will cause a misfire, rapid overheating, and steam in the exhaust. The steam will have...
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Q: Over heating
It sounds like you overheated the engine and may have blown a head gasket and the pressure built up in the cooling system and may have blown the radiator core and it is leaking now also. You should have the...
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Blowing cold air, overheating. Thermostat is new.
You either have a bad water pump impeller is worn down and not pumping fluid or the radiator is clogged. I would recommend having the engine checked for a blown head gasket checking to see of combustion gas is getting...
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Coolant leaks while car is off, not overheating, new radiator!
It sounds like you may have a faulty water control valve, which may be prohibiting the flow of coolant properly through the heater core from the motor. Generally, when this happens you may notice the heater may not work or...
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I replaced thermostat and thermostat sensor hose collapsed and I just changed the upper radiator hoses but haven’t tested it if it
Radiator hose collapse is from a leaking intake manifold gasket or radiator cap is bad and not letting the system draw fluid from overflow. Replace the cap and pressure test system to see if it has a leak in the...
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My car started to overheat and I have to keep pulling over to cool down. Says oil pressure low and water found in the garage.
My first recommendation would be to not drive vehicle until the oil level and coolant level is checked to see if there is a problem. Then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to check for the...
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Huge coolant leak in 2003 Ford Focus first overheated, temporary repair is now smoking with a huge new leak
If you have overheated the engine due to loss of coolant from a leak you may have blown the head gasket and need major engine work. Recommend getting the systems checked to see if the engine is damaged and need...
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2011 Nissan Murano starts only when pressing the gas pedal. White Steam is blowing from exhaust. Alot. Master Warning ⚠ shows.
It sounds like you may have a blown head gasket causing coolant to get into the engine cylinders. You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested and compression test done to verify the blown head gasket and need...
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overheated and I cut it off started after cooling and died after a few min.
Your car doesn't have a timing belt, so it's not likely that it has "Jumped time." But if the car was low on coolant and overheating, it doesn't take much driving to do some engine damage. So it could be...
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is it ok to drive my 2013 chevy malibu with a bad temperature sensor? the temp guage is stuck on cold it says engine hot a/c off
It may not be advisable to drive the vehicle with a bad sensor since you would not know if the engine was running hot and can cause engine damage. You would also have issues with the computer not knowing when...

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