Q: Car overheating and making pinging sound.

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My car is overheating and making a pinging noise. I am not sure what the problem is.

When the engine overheats it may cause the fuel to detonate, resulting in engine pinging. If you keep driving you engine with these symptoms, extensive engine damage may result. I suggest you have your overheating condition addressed immediately to prevent any further damage. A trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose and repair your overheating problem.

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