Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My engine is overheating and cold air is coming from the vents.

asked by on

Like stated above my engine is over heating and cold air is coming from the vents. please help.

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Engine coolant circulates through the heate...

Engine coolant circulates through the heater core located behind the dash to provide heat. If coolant is not circulating properly, hot coolant will not flow into the heater core. Possible causes are a water pump that is not spinning properly or a blockage in the cooling system. The most common fault would be a thermostat that is stuck in the closed position, not allowing coolant to circulate throughout the cooling system.

Have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, determine why the car is overheating to verify the exact cause and suggest any needed repairs.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My transmission is slipping and the engine is losing power and cutting out - 2009 Jeep Patriot

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the transmissions torque converter by performing a stall test. Put the vehicle in an area with nothing in front of it and set the parking brake. Step on the service brake and put...

Q: Check engine light won't shut off, problem in ECU

You're very welcome. If you're getting a code for the cam sensor, this doesn't always mean the sensor is the problem. You may have a problem with slack in the timing chain or belt causing the crankshaft and camshaft...

Q: My speedometer, rpm gauge and fuel gauge are not working; possible gear slipping and high rpm.

Hi there. For the electrical issues on the dash that are not working properly, I recommend that you have your battery check and loaded. The battery could have 12.6 volts, but if a cell is burnt or damaged, the battery...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.