Q: Vehicle overheating.

asked by on December 17, 2015

My vehicle is running hot. What do I need to have repaired to fix this?

Hi there. This is a common problem. It is likely that a cooling system thermostat got stuck closed causing low flow through the cooling system and requires that it get replaced. It is also possible that there is a radiator restricting coolant flow inside it. This could be misdiagnosed as a thermostat issue. The recommendation I have is to have a mechanic inspect the overheating of your car.

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