Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Steam is coming out of coolant reservoir.

asked by on

Steam is coming out of the coolant reservoir, and it's overflowing. I recently had my water pump changed.

A: Hello. If your coolant overflow tank is ste...

Hello. If your coolant overflow tank is steaming and overflowing, then that means the vehicle is running hotter than normal, and may even be overheating. The vehicle will need to be inspected for possible overheating issues and any repairs can be done by a certified mechanic. As cooling system problems can sometimes be elusive, I would recommend having the vehicle checked and tested by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the exact nature of the problem.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Coolant/antifreeze fluid leak

If you are not seeing a leak in the cooling system that usually means the coolant is getting in the engine. I would check your oil dipstick and look for a muddy milky buildup on the tip of the dipstick....

Q: Tire making grinding noise while in motion

Hello. It sounds like you have a bad wheel bearing. Worn wheel bearings usually make a rotational grinding or growling noise that is proportional to vehicle speed. Wheel bearings are very important since they allow the wheels to rotate and...

Q: Leaking coolant and coolant jug has to be filled every other day

There are more than five different coolant hoses on your Mitsubishi Montero that may be causing the coolant leak. Without being there to physically inspect the vehicle, it's hard to diagnose precisely which one is causing the leak. The fact...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...