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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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I have a 2006 Acura TL it's leaking green fluid and running hot
You should not let the engine get low on coolant until the leak is identified and fixed. You may have a water pump or radiator leaking. You should have the cooling system pressure tested to locate the leak in the...
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Didn't want to start then started drove 40 mi overheat a little at red light car die wont start
If your engine is overheating and you drove it until it stalled then you may have blown a head gasket. You will need to have the cooling system checked to see if it is leaking or the fans did not...
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Didn't want to start then started drove 40 mi overheat a little at red light car die wont start
You will need to check the coolant level to see if you lost coolant or the cooling fans are not coming on. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you and check the engine overheating problem to see...
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My car over heated 4 times and there is a loud rattle noise coming from the right hand side .
When your car overheats, it's best to find the problem before driving the car again. Each time the engine overheats, there is a little bit of damage done whether you can notice it or not and it can eventually shorten...
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2017 ford explorer sport overheating while using A/C. when A/C is turned off it cools down quickly. Could this be the clutch fan?
Your engine has two electrical cooling fans and does not have a fan clutch. Check to see if the fans are coming on when you turn on the a/c? If they do not come on then i would recommend having...
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My 1993 toyota corolla over heated made a lock sound now wont start. Clicks one time when i try to start it
If the engine was severely overheated then you may have seized the engine cam or other component and broke the timing belt. You will need to have the leaks and problem checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to...
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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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Hi I have a 2011 Infiniti ex35 has no leak but I just realize that the radiator bottle is empty and the coolant is low? What shoul
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When the car is started cold, it rises to normal operating temperature within 60 to 90 seconds. What could cause this?
I think you may have an instrumentation problem. It's really unlikely that your engine could warm up that quickly when started from cold. Normally it would take at least 3 to five minutes. As for the transmission and catalyst heating...
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I have a 2006 jeep commander it starts and everything seems fine but when I drive 5-10min it says transmission over temp.
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2008 Dodge 3500 6.7L diesel- replaced water pump and radiator hose but now losing water and overheating with no obvious leaks.
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