Q: Q: Overheat

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The car overheat smoke on inside by driver foot
My car has an automatic transmission.

Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, a faulty radiator pressure cap, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt. Certain engine faults, such as a leaking head gasket or poor engine running condition can also cause overheating. If you are seeing smoke in the cabin when the car is overheating that could be escaping coolant turning to steam (and leaking through the firewall) but it is also possible to have coincident problems (other than overheating) that account for the smoke. Once your car is diagnosed, the origin of the smoke will be pinpointed. If you desire that the overheating be diagnosed and the causes repaired by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request an engine overheating diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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