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Q: Car overheats

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My car is overheating.

A: HI. Overheating may be caused by common iss...

HI. Overheating may be caused by common issues such as the fans not working, faulty thermostats, and low or leaking coolant. I suggest having a technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the overheating issue. I would then suggest checking for less common issues such as a faulty water pump, clogged coolant pathways, or faulty coolant temperature sensors.

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