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Q: 99 Toyota MR2 overheats

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99 Toyota MR2, 2.2. L. Thermostat changed, and all cooling system flushed but it still overheats. When it overheats, it shows no teperature on the gauge. Any ideas?

A: It’s obviously not no temperature because i...

It’s obviously not no temperature because it overheats. I’ve got a video "how to fix an overheating car." Do everything in it, it’s got to be one of those things. There’s a whole bunch of things that this could be. You’d want to pray it’s not the valve cover gasket or the head gasket that is starting to leak. A lot of times it is. In that video, it’ll show how to test for a leaking head gasket. Because for the leaking head gasket, you’ve got to rebuild the engine. It’s a very expensive endeavor. You’d want to pray it’s not that.

If you don’t want to inspect this yourself, a mechanic such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose your overheating issue for you and make any needed repairs.

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