Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Volvo immediately overheating

asked by on

My Volvo immediately overheats when I start it. Could it be the circulating pump?

Hi. There are many components that make up your cooling system. Hoses, thermostat, radiator, and water pump all work in sync to ensure proper running temperature. If any one of these components is damaged it would cause your vehicle to overheat. A mechanic sent by YourMechanic can be sent to your residence and diagnose the cause of your vehicle overheating.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Volvo V50 Won't start new ABS

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Volvo V50. You may have to take the vehicle to the dealer to have the systems flashed. The ABS control units are mated to the vehicle, and will not work when...

Q: Clunking noise and jolting when put in reverse

Many different faults can cause the vehicle to clunk and not be able able to shift out of gear. Transmissions use the fluid to help change gears, and when fluid is low or dirty, it can cause many issues with...

Q: Oil pressure light and grinding noise on startup

Hi there. Assuming, the engine is not turning over. The grinding noise you hear may be the starter drive gear failing. The oil light popped up on the dash with the engine not running would be considered normal. If...

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...
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...
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...