Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car overheats; could be thermostat housing

asked by on

My car is overheating, and I think its the thermostat housing.

A: With the vehicle overheating I would advise...

With the vehicle overheating I would advise caution as overheating the vehicle can cause extensive damage if left unchecked. A stuck closed thermostat along with coolant leaks are among the most common causes of overheating. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your overheating issue and make the repairs needed to get you back on the road.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Heat messes up Crankshaft Sensor Position

Hello. From your description, it sounds like you have a head gasket leaking if you are not finding an external leak. This is most likely the cause of the misfires, spark plug issues, and other problems. To pinpoint the problem,...

Q: Coolant system

Hi, thanks for writing in. The P0115 code is for a temperature sensor that is open or shorted. This could be a failed sensor, or just that the engine temperature has gotten to a point that is outside of normal...

Q: After replacing the window regulator, and using the same motor, the window doesn't go all the way down.

Hey there. There is a safety limit switch that is built into the motor. You may have to check the window track or inside the door for something blocking the window regulator from going all the way down. You may...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.