Q: My car shuts off while I'm driving sometimes and makes a bubbling noise once the car is warmed up or if I'm driving

asked by on October 14, 2016

My car shuts off while I'm driving sometimes and starts making a bubbling noise in the overflow container if I'm driving or when the car warms up ..idk what's the issue I had the car hooked up and it's says my camshaft sensor needs to be replaced but I'm not sure if that's the reason the car is cutting off still and some days won't start because I've already had the starter replaced ..and idk what causing the overflow to bubble

My car has 92000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Your coolant overflow reservoir usually bubbles when the engine has a restriction that causes the flow of coolant to be reduced. This can lead to or be a cause of the engine to overheat. I would recommend getting a coolant flush service to try and flush out any restrictions that may exist inside the radiator or the engine. When this is done you will want to have all the air burped out of the cooling system. Once this has been done the issues you are experiencing should be resolved. To avoid any unnecessary repairs, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home or office to flush your cooling system and address any issues that persist.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

I went to AAmco because my engine light was on! They did a diagnostic and came up with 2 codes. intake runner position sensor cir

Diagnostic Trouble Codes, such as the two codes that were retrieved at the first shop, cannot be used to "directly" condemn parts. Rather, these Codes are merely clues that are used to inform an actual diagnostic. But, short of an...

Water disappears every few days then car runs hot if I don't keep water put in it.

Hey there. This may very well be a sign of a bad thermostat or something else such as failing coolant fan relays. As you may know, the thermostat regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the engine...

Replaced thermostat, no leaks,coolant full, still overheats, no water in oil, stumped, sensor maybe?

If the vehicle is registering it is hot and it is just started then you will need to scan and test the temperature sensor to see if the sensor is causing gauge to say hot when it is not or...

Related articles

How to Replace an Evaporator Temperature Sensor (Switch)
The air conditioning system has an evaporator temperature sensor that fails when there is no cold air or the air conditioning is inconsistent.
How Long Does a Low Oil Level Sensor Last?
Having Having the right amount of oil in an engine is important to the smooth running of your engine. In order for the engine on a car to run as intended, it will have to have the right amount of...
How Does a Radiator Keep an Engine Cool?
Car radiators cool off your engine and prevent your engine from overheating. Coolant absorbs engine heat and dissipates it through the radiator.