Q: Possible car overheating

asked by on

I just had the oil changed in my car, however, the temperature gauge still goes into the red. Problem is it's not every time I drive it, and there is no steam coming from the engine. Could it a faulty sensor or is the dial need adjustment? Or could it be something else?

My car has 183858 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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. Possible car overheating

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: How bad is it to repair a ball joint and CV axle?

You are looking at a lengthy repair. There are several components that will need to be replaced. It is hard to say how rough the removal and installation of these parts will be, because the amount of damage that has...

Q: Q: Oil light staying on.

Hello and thanks for the question. Your oil light staying on even after the car has started is something that requires immediate attention. I would recommend having it checked asap. The good news here is that it doesn't always mean...

Q: Random gear shifting

Hello, it sounds as if you have a faulty transmission pressure control solenoid or contaminated fluid. Also, the electronic gear shift sensor under your gear shift could be compromised if something has spilled on it. I suggest that you have a...

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...
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.