Q: Overheating problem reoccurred

asked by on February 10, 2016

An overheating problem on my car has recurred after replacing air conditioner fan relay.

Hi there. Due to the added stress and heat, an AC pump puts on your engine it is crucial that your AC fan to work properly. Since the relay has been replaced there is a strong possibility that the overheating you are experiencing is coming from another area of your cooling system. Your cooling system has many components that are important to the running temperature of your vehicle. If the proper amount of coolant does not flow through your engine it will cause your vehicle to overheat. I would strongly suggest having a certified mechanic further diagnose your overheating issue in person.

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

Engine oil leak only when temperature goes below 12 degrees F.

Hello, Unfortunately, in extreme cold weather the fluids in your car are not thin enough in their cold state to be forced through internal seals, which can cause them to tear the seals. When this happens, various fluid leaks develop...

Gas cap - 2000 Lincoln LS

Hey there. Some types of aftermarket gas caps do not click and will tighten as much as you want. If you feel the cap should be a click-type or the original one was a click type, then get try a...

I was having radiator problems. I installed a new radiator and car ran hot while driving. Engine stopped running and turns over but will not start.

Hi there. The issue could be a sticking thermostat, a water pump failing, or a blown head gasket that could be causing the engine to overheat and make the engine not start up after it overheats. Sent billing question to...

Related articles

How to Repair a Leaking Car Radiator
The radiator is the start of your car’s cooling system. Coolant from the engine travels through tubes in the radiator. These tubes are surrounded...
How to Change a Radiator Valve
A radiator valve allows coolant into the radiator in order to cool off the engine once the coolant has reached a certain temperature.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Reservoir
Common signs include needing to constantly add coolant, finding coolant leaks, and the engine overheating.