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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 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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Can you figure out why it's overheating?
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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Over heating
Hi there. When you have an overheating problem and a heater that is not working correctly, both issues are commonly caused by a failure of the heater core. It's also possible that the heater core is clogged with excessive debris...
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Car overheats and no heat 2004 Nissan Cube3
Hi there - your symptoms may describe more than one problem. A weak water pump could cause inadequate water circulation that is causing both overheating, and poor heater function. The engine overheat, but not heat until you rev the engine...
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I have a 2000 dodge durango 5.2 liter and I'm pretty sure it over heated while I was driving and it started leaking somtjing unde
Hello. It is likely that the wrong coolant was added in your vehicle. The coolant that comes in your vehicle from Dodge is an orange colored coolant called HOAT. This coolant is often confused with a coolant used in most...
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Overheat
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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Car overheating, and cold coming out with all the way on high.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When overheating is an issue, the main culprits are typically low coolant (typically from a leak), poor circulation of coolant (thermostat or water pump issues), or a cooling fan/radiator issues. The first place...
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hi i have a honda civic 2002 lx the manifold overheating it turned on red because the heat by the thermostat and the switch the
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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Engine Gasket was Fixed
If you have crankshaft bearings that are damaged then you need to look at the first engine failure of coolant leaking from head gasket. If the coolant was getting into the engine crankcase then the coolant could of got into...
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Why do my 2002 infiniti temperture rise quickly once started i've changed the thermostat,and the fan @clutch
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With the repairs that you have already made, you may want to turn your attention to the water pump and the radiator. Make sure after the fan clutch replacement that the fans are...
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Car start then on idle speed it goes up and down, then overheats and shuts off, why is that?? 2002 Mitsubishi Galant
Hi - your problem description sounds like multiple problems Check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. The "quick overheating" problem sounds like a thermostat stuck in the closed position. The poor running after...
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I drove my car without coolant and the engine overheated. I got the car home and filled the coolant but engine is kind of smoky.
Depends on if you drove the vehicle with straight water or nothing in the cooling system. If there was nothing in the cooling system, then the head gasket may have burned causing the coolant to slightly leak into a cylinder...
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overheating 120 minutes (or more) into vehicle operation signs of cyliner head crack?
The cooling system can be pressurized, using test equipment, and if no external leaks appear, yet pressure drops, that is an indication of an internal leak of the sort you are referring to. Such a leak could be from a...
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OVERHEATING
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. With regard to the temperature sensor, the only guaranteed way to avoid diagnostic headaches is to...
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Radiator/coolant
Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator,...
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My car constantly overheats within a couple of minutes and I've had all of the cooling system replaced already.
Hi there. If the engine takes a little time to overheat, then it is possible that the radiator could be plugged up. If the engine overheats fast, then either there is air in the cooling system or one or both...
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Driving from Washington to Oregon when I got home battery boiled over. The 4 wheel drive dash lights and overdrive are on.
Hello. With so many lights indicating on the dashboard such as the check engine light and the overdrive light they will certainly be codes present inside of the transmission control module and engine control module. I suggest that a technician...
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2001 Monte Carlo 3.4L overheating. Does not blow warm air.
Hello. We will be happy to assist you. After the radiator was replaced the coolant system should have been pressure tested to make sure there are no more leaks present. If there are no more leaks present the coolant system...
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overheating and engine is shaking.
The condition that is causing the electric fans to come on selectively would be caused by the coolant sensor / switch. The sensor / switch is loosing contact connections causing the connections to the fans to cut off making the...
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Heat guage
Hi there. Either the reservoir cap is not holding any pressure on the cooling system or the head gasket is burned in your engine causing the engine to overheat. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your...
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Overheating 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan
Hello - it sounds a bit like there are still air pockets in the cooling system. Make sure you are bleeding the cooling system with the heater valve turned to max heat, fan on High, and with the front of...

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