Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car running hot

asked by on

My 2007 Chevy Malibu is running hot.

I don’t know which engine you have, so I’ll keep this in general terms. Any number of problems can cause your engine to run hot, or overheat. First check the coolant level when the engine is cold. If it is low, you probably have a leak. The thermostat, water pump, cooling fans, and radiator will all need to be inspected. Other less common problems include a leaking head gaskets or a slipping automatic transmission. I would suggest having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose why your car is overheating and suggest possible fixes.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Driving from Washington to Oregon when I got home battery boiled over. The 4 wheel drive dash lights and overdrive are on.

Hello. With so many lights indicating on the dashboard such as the check engine light and the overdrive light they will certainly be codes present inside of the transmission control module and engine control module. I suggest that a technician...

Q: Display on the radio is not working

The display for the center dashboard has an issue where, it randomly cuts off or does not come on at all. Toyota has listened to customers and has issued a customer satisfaction warranty extension for the combination meter (9 years/no...

Q: Abs light is on what is the problem?

Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the ECU...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...