Q: My Dodge truck overheated and turned off on me while I was driving and now it won't start

asked by on February 21, 2018

The truck overheated got hot turned off of me while I was driving what could be wrong with it

My car has 220000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Car is not starting Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

Failure to re-start after overheating is typically due to component damage. That could be a damaged crankshaft position sensor, stuck valves, and so forth. The overheating doesn’t change the diagnostic, although to rule out mechanical causes, you could check cylinder compression in case the head gasket is leaking or valves are stuck. If you want the required diagnostic steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a no start diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

How do the driver and passenger front dual-stage air bags work?

Your car offers some pretty advanced safety technology, including dual-stage front air bags for both the driver and the front passenger. These are different from older air bags in that they can inflate to different degrees. This is an important...

honda civic emitting high pitched noise under engine

It sounds like your accessory drive belt is loose and needs tensioned. If the belt has too much slack it will squeal. Over time, the rubber belt wears out and stretches. If it has cracks or splits the belt will...

Window won't roll up

In order to save your interior from the weather, I would recommend having this issue diagnosed and resolved immediately. Your door panel may need to be removed in order to inspect and fix this issue. Enlist the help of an expert...

Oil pressure sensor....need changed or just dirty

You may still want to have the system checked in person for a possible bad sensor or connection to the sensor. After washing, you may have washed away some corrosion on the connector to the sensor. If you have a...

07 nitro overheating on me... water pump? thermostat? radiator cap? best way to diagnose

Hello. There can be a few possibilities that can cause the overheating condition. Have the radiator and pressure cap tested to make they hold pressure. Look for leaks at the water pump. The pump will show leak coming front the...

Car makes a screeching noise when foot is on brake and in drive.

Hi. This is a tricky problem to solve because it is intermittent problem. A lot of times with intermittent problems, they have to become a consistent problem so the problem can be fixed properly. There is a possibility that the...

Heater will not stay hot

Hello. You are likely facing multiple issues at once. The low coolant would absolutely cause the heater to function intermittently. If you are continuously losing coolant there is likely a leak on the system and it will need to be...

Overdrive on or off?

Unfortunately, this question requires additional information as to the make and model of your vehicle to properly answer. There numerous vehicles on the market with varying overdrive designs that operate mechanically different. In general, most overdrive transmissions will be programmed...

P1071 p0174 p1083 2002 bmw 530i

A number of things may cause codes P0171, P0174 and P1083 to be triggered. As the codes indicate, this means there is a lean fuel condition which may be caused by a lack of fuel supply or in some cases,...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2013 Dodge Dart
It’s It’s back, and better than ever. In the first incarnation of the iconic Dodge since 1976, the Dart has been updated, beatified, and turned into a compact force to be reckoned with. This zippy little machine is tough to...
2012 GMC Acadia vs. 2012 Dodge Journey: Which One Should I Buy?
The GMC Acadia is classed as a midsize SUV, which is able to seat between six and seven passengers comfortably. The 2012 Acadia offers three rows of seating, so passengers will feel the roominess that is typical in a true...
Understanding the Dodge Oil Change Indicator and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Dodge Oil Change Indicator lets you know when and what service your car needs.