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Q: Car running hot

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My 2007 Chevy Malibu is running hot.

A: I don’t know which engine you have, so I’ll...

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.

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