Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Overheating

asked by on

I would like to know what could keep causing my car to overheat change the thermostat change the water pump change the radiator

My car has 16890 miles.

A: This may be related to a failing coolant fa...

This may be related to a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning on and off at specific temperature thresholds. When this switch is not working properly, this can cause the fans to come on intermittently, all the time or sometimes not at all. When this happens you will notice a temperature spike and drop occasionally as the fan comes on and off. I would suggest having an expert from Your Mechanic come to your home to diagnose your cooling system.

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: No power to the fuel pump just replaced it.what's the problem? 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis

Hi there - if you don't hear the fuel pump running - ever - check fuses first as you mention, the be sure you have power coming out of the fuel pump relay. I suspect the fuel pump relay is...

Q: Car stuck in Limp mode

Vehicles go into limp mode when the computer detects a possibility of damaging other components if you continue to drive it in the current state. Because of all the variables that go into diagnosing a drivability issue and given the...

Q: I want to what is the issue if the code number is P0306?

Hello there, many faults will cause a misfire in cylinder 6 with your 2007 Lexus LS460. You have done great in replacing the coil pack as these can defiantly cause the misfire. Other potential causes are the spark plugs, fuel...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.