Q: what does it mean when your car looses it pwer when your driving

asked by on

when i am driving my 05 dodge magnum ,it seems to lose its power as it over heats ...also water does not flow to the radatior nor the temp gauge does not move..
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating the engine does major damage, and at a point will ruin the engine. Be careful to not overheat the engine and get this resolved ASAP. The vehicle is likely suffering from issues with the thermostat or water pump. If the coolant does not flow through the cooling system, the engine does not cool down and the combustion cycles inside of the engine compete with high pressures. This is what is causing your power loss. The coolant is not circulating because the thermostat is not allowing it to circulate, or the water pump is failing to circulate the coolant. Both of these should be inspected and replaced if necessary. For more help diagnosing and resolving the issue, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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. what does it mean when your car looses it pwer when your driving

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: Starter cable or starter not good

The information provided for your Dodge leads me to believe that you do indeed have a bad or loose connection between the battery and starter. It is likely that your battery terminals are not secured or perhaps have corrosion that...

Q: Car shuts off while idling

Hello. This can be caused by many things on this vehicle, but the most common one is the crankshaft position sensor. I have seen many of these fail on this car and cause this. I usually use a scan tool...

Q: New battery and alternator

Hello There, There are a number of things that may cause your vehicle not to start. Things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition module are all components that may cause the motor to...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.