Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car keeps getting hot and shuts off

asked by on

The car was getting hot so we replaced the fan as well as the ecm. It did fine, I went to work and came to a stoplight and it died. We jumped it and it started and i got it home. It's making this rattling noise when you drive down the road, it started making that noise, the first time it got really hot. I have no clue where to even start to find the problem now..
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You will need to have a mechanic test the c...

You will need to have a mechanic test the cooling system to see if it will hold pressure and not leak out coolant. Another possibility is that the head gasket is blown which is leaking coolant into the engine. The fan needs to be checked to see if it is coming on. Also, the replacement ECM should be checked for proper operation. If you’d like to get this fixed, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home and diagnose your overheating issue for an accurate repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where is thermostat located in 2006 DTS

The thermostat is located inside the water outlet housing fastened to the upper radiator hose. The thermostat is on the engine side of the hose. If you need some help with this repair, consider hiring one of our mobile experts...

Q: Crank seal leak.

The problem you are referring to is clearly described and well documented by other consumers in the NHTSA database of consumer complaints about the vehicle, as well as in copious commentary on the Internet. I am not aware of any...

Q: What is an ECM-relay and where is it located?

Hey there. The ECM relay on this vehicle is called an auto shutdown relay and is located in the engine compartment integrated power module control box. The P0052 code you are getting is for the passenger side O2 sensor closest...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.