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Q: Vehicle overheating

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My vehicle is overheating.

A: Hello. There are several different parts of...

Hello. There are several different parts of your cooling system that could cause your car to overheat. A bad water pump, radiator, faulty thermostat, clogged heater core, or leaking or clasping cooling hoses could cause this issue. The worst case scenario would be that the head gasket is blown. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, can do a coolant system check and pressure check to diagnose your overheating problem and make the necessary repair.

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