Q: Car overheating with coolant added.

asked by on January 08, 2016

My car is overheating, even after I add coolant.

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This could be caused by a few different things most likely being a stuck thermostat not allowing coolant to flow, have a certified mechanic check to make sure the belt that spins the water pump is still in one piece and not missing. The mechanic should have an infrared heat sensor to see if the heat is cycling through, if there is any air trapped in the system it will overheat as well as a clogged radiator or the cooling fans not flowing enough air or any at all. Having this issue inspected by a certified mechanic will allow you to get a proper diagnosis on your car’s overheating problem.

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