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.

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 1,000 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. Steam is coming out of coolant reservoir.

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: Cannot get engine light or DSC reading to go off 2002 Jaguar X-type

Hi - there must still be a problem code which is eluding them, perhaps something Jaguar-specific. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warning light may be simply a dirty or failed wheel speed sensor. I would recommend a Check Engine light...

Q: 2002 Buick LeSabre overheated and now won't start

Hi, Your engine most likely has major head gasket failure and possible oil pump failure also. Running for a long time with the oil light on could have caused major internal failure of the bearings if the light being on...

Q: My water pump is leaking, do I need more coolant?

If you plan on using the vehicle, you should absolutely add more coolant. Do NOT drive the vehicle without coolant. Overheating an engine can permanently damage the engine and several other components. The water pump will need to be replaced....

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...