Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car runs hot - 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

asked by on

It run hot
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. If your vehicle is running hot then ...

Hello. If your vehicle is running hot then you need to make sure you do not let it get too hot or engine damage will result. You'll need to find out if the cause is due to a leak, water pump, thermostat, or radiator problem. You may need the help of an expert to diagnose the overheating issue so that this can be repaired properly.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: headlight out

Driving with [one headlight out(]https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/headlight-is-not-working-inspection) is illegal in most states and you will want to fix this asap. Due to the lights working on one side, we know that power is making it through the switch and onto the bulbs....

Q: Check engine light on, power loss in fourth gear

Many different faults can be attributed to your 2008 Chevrolet Aveo5's loss of power. In cases where the Check Engine Light has not set a hard code, it can be a bit harder to pinpoint the issue. If the...

Q: Truck overheating and clanking. What do I need to do to fix this?

The clanking sound you heard was most likely caused by the engine overheating to the point where it would no longer run. Once the engine gets so hot the fuel ignites in the engine before it’s supposed to and can...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.