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Q: Car is overheating

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My car is overheating.

A: Hi there. Many components make up your cool...

Hi there. Many components make up your cooling system. If any of these components are not functioning properly it will cause your vehicle to overheat. If your vehicle is not leaking any coolant, the chances are that your radiator fan(s) are not turning on when a certain operating temperature is reached. Also, if your vehicle has a blown head gasket it will cause the vehicle to receive insufficient cooling. The water pump maybe leaking or not functioning properly also leading to poor or no circulation of coolant through your engine. Additionally, your thermostat which allows coolant to pass through your engine maybe stuck in a closed position. This blockage of coolant flow will not allow coolant to cycle through your engine causing it to overheat. I would have a certified mechanic look into your overheating issue in person for a precise diagnosis.

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