Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Overheating problem with car.

asked by on

Water pump belt, water pump cap, and power steering cap fell out of car. Car overheats when driven.

I believe you are referring to the serpentine belt radiator cap or the power steering cap fell off. I would have a mechanic such as one from YourMechanic come out and have the car inspected to determine what needs to be replaced. It sounds like the belt for the water pump broke for sure but we need to determine what caused the belt to break. Something like a locked up water pump or ac compressor could have also caused this. Overall, to find the precise reason why this is happening go for an inspection from a professional mechanic.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Overheating problem with car.

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: Leak in rack and oinion

Rack and pinion replacement is available. In addition to making an inquiry via the web inquiry form for rack and pinion service you can telephone in a request for service to YourMechanic at 888/907-0182. If you have further questions or...

Q: What would keep a service engine soon light on? 2001 BMW 330

Hi - quite often, a Service Engine Soon (SES) light is programmed by the manufacturer to alert you to possible service needs at a given mileage. At your mileage, checking the oxygen sensors and catalytic converter might be appropriate. Check...

Q: Car misses

If you have went as far to do compression and leak down, I’ll assume the problem is not obvious. After those tests, you can be almost sure the mechanical components of the engine are good. Is it a random misfire...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
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...