Q: just noticed that it is overheating--no water dripping and the temperature gauge is normal. Not sure if it is the thermostat.

asked by on

I can smell that it is overheating now. I recently noticed the coolant level was a little low so I added to it to the fill line I thought. But it still smelled like it was overheated a bit but no real evidence of it. Now I can visibly see the smoke coming out of the engine but no liquid pouring down. The temperature gauge was still at normal.

My car has 120000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. just noticed that it is overheating--no water dripping and the temperature gauge is normal. Not sure if it is the thermostat.

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: I am 3 hours out of town, can I drive my car home to my mechanic?

Yes, you should not have any problem driving home. The RSC light indicates that there may be an issue with the "roll stability control" which is related to the traction control system in your vehicle. The traction control system monitors...

Q: Power steering belt breaking

It appears that the power steering pulley has seized as a result of a failed power steering pump on your Ford Windstar. The burning smell is due to the belt rubbing against the non-moving pulley which creates heat and friction....

Q: Q: Oil leak

The most common leak on your particular car is the valve cover gasket. The gasket deteriorates over time and leaks oil over the entire engine. Before replacing the valve cover gasket, I recommend having a qualified technician thoroughly diagnose the leak...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.