Q: What else can cause an over heating engine. .

asked by on

My engine was overheating in start/ stop traffic and my heat would turn to cold air if I'm not mashing the gas. My thermostat, gasket, sensory, and water pump was changed and heater core was cleaned. However I am having the same problem! What can it be?

My car has 132300 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Overheating in stop and go traffic can be due to non functioning electric radiator cooling fans. A poorly functioning water pump can be a cause, too, for example if the drive belt is not tight enough. If the car is overheating and, at the same time, you have inadequate cabin heat, that can be due to low coolant level, trapped air preventing adequate coolant circulation to the heater core or other faults such as a plugged heater core (it’s hard to say if the cleaning you describe was successful). There are a few other common causes of overheating, namely a faulty thermostat (inapplicable in your case although be sure you used a genuine OEM thermostat), a plugged radiator, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt. Certain engine faults, such as a leaking head gasket or poor engine running condition can also cause overheating. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request an engine overheating diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
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 else can cause an over heating engine. .

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: IAC or Fuel Pump?

Hi There, Based on what you are describing this could be related to either the idle air control valve or the fuel pump as they both impact the flow of the air/fuel charge into the motor. I would be inclined...

Q: Blown head gasket with blue b evil in it now lost power on 2005 Chevy Equinox

The sealer is for a temporary fix and it did work for a few weeks. You may now have to get the engine fixed. The head gasket may be blown more than the sealer can fix. If you need to...

Q: I just recently took my car in to the shop and they said my radiator had a leak in it and my valve cover was broken so they fixed

If you are having a misfire after the valve cover was replaced you may have got some oil into one or more spark plug holes from the valve cover leaking and is causing one of the ignition coils to misfire....

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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.