Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Van overheats

asked by on

It's been a month since my van started overheating. I went to the dealership and was told that the problem was with the fluid not circulating in the radiator. But, the radiator has been replaced before that. I had the radiator cap, the thermostat and sensor replaced. I had a new Dodge water pump installed as well. It's still overheating. Do you have any advice on what I should check next?

A: Hello. Yes there are two key things that I ...

Hello. Yes there are two key things that I recommend you or your technician check. Check the hoses, radiator, and engine block for clogging. A clog in those components will restrict the coolant system from being able to circulate. Also, a faulty water pump will not be able to pump the coolant through the system, thus making it not able to circulate through the radiator for the cooling process. To have this checked, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to the site of the car to diagnose the overheating issue.

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

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: Getting really hard steering the car

You should have the rack and pinion checked for leaks and then have the power steering pressure checked to see if the loss of steering assist is the pump or just a power steering switch in the line. You may...

Q: I just replaced my egr valve and notice while driving for a couple of minutes my Electronic throttle Control light starts flashing

Hello. There are several components that can effect the electronic throttle control system. The issue may pertain to the recent work done, or may be a separate issue all together. The system depends on sensor inputs from all over the...

Q: Wipers not working

Hello. It is possible that your windshield wipers are not working because of the motor. However, there are other components in your windshield wiper system that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. The windshield wiper transmission, combination switch, or...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...