Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Overheating problem. Solution ?

asked by on

So I have a overheating problem with my 350z. It overheated on me the other day and I saw that the coolant reservoir had a leak so I replaced it. Then I had it parked for two days without running and all my coolant was gone. I think it was because I didn't put a clamp on the hose that connected the reservoir to the radiator. So I fixed it by putting a clamp but I filled it up with water just in case. And as I was driving normally I stepped on the gas a little bit and the temperature gauge read high. I barley drive it 2 min and it over heats. What could it be ? The water whose ? The thermostat ?

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Nissan 350Z. This may be related to a leak somewhere in your coolant system or potentially a bad thermostat. As you may know when the thermostat is stuck closed this prevents the coolant from circulating through the motor as it should.

I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your cooling system firsthand and help you fix it accordingly.

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: Coolant hose burst

Hello. There could be a couple of reasons why your dash lights aren't working. It could be that the lights or the fuse for the lights have blown out. It is also possible that there is a problem with the...

Q: Water disappears every few days then car runs hot if I don't keep water put in it.

Hey there. This may very well be a sign of a bad thermostat or something else such as failing coolant fan relays. As you may know, the thermostat regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the engine...

Q: Overheating at the traffic light or while AC is on

You may have a restriction in your radiator or condenser that is preventing the cooling of the respective fluids that go through these parts. Restrictions will cause hot spots and therefore will not allow sufficient cooling of the refrigerant or...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.