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: Which type of wiring kit do I need to buy to rewire the interior fuse box?

I don't know what the resale value is of your car, but I tend to believe the mechanic that advised you is correct. Keep in mind you are about to undertake a complicated project that only the most experienced among...

Q: Was driving in D pressed the pedal car wouldn't move engine revs up but car doesn't move forward.. It's fine now

The manufacturer has a technical bulletin to cover this problem. They would first check for any standing transmission problems then reprogram the PCM power train control module to the latest levels. Get in touch with your dealer to have this...

Q: I am looking to buy a 2000 lincoln LS with 186k miles on it. The only issue is that the owner told me that he gets misfire codes

The codes P0302 and P0307 are misfires on cylinders 2 and 7. I agree that you should have a tune-up on the car if you decide to purchase it. You would need to have the spark plugs replaced and the...

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...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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...