Why is hose collapsing and car running hot in a 2002 sebring coupe?
If this is on a 2.7 litre engine, probably the cooling system needs to be bled. Other causes could be the thermostat, but they are very relieable. Even though the cooling system reserviour shows full, the cooling system might just need to be bled properly. Has the engine had a cooling system failure. Blown hose or leaky radiator Most common for this failure on the 2.7l engine is low coolant level. The heater core supply lines and temperature sensor sit as high as the top of the engine and when the cooling system gets low on coolant, the first thing noticed in cooler weather when you turn on the heater is no heat coming from the heater. You may also notice the temperature gauge fluctuation(moving up and down), or below normal to normal temperatures. This is all caused from low coolant level. Fill coolant tank, then properly bleed the cooling system. You can bleed the cooling system by placing a clear plastic hose on the coolant bleeder valve at the top of the engine, just left of the intake manifold. Next to it is the engine coolant temperature sensor. Place the other end of the hose in a clear container, open the valve counterclockwise and monitor the coolant flow through the tube. When the bubbles stop and coolant is clear, your system is clear of all air and full of coolant. You may need to redo this two or more times after driving a while.
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The thermostat could be bad not opening when the temperature reaches the opeing stage and the water is boiling back over to the tank and over flowing....
Answer It's running hot because it is leaking coolant. Find where it is leaking and repair. If it is leaking at the water pump, replace the pump.\n\n Answer You may have a problem with the cylinder head gasket. If you have an empty radiator and it all goes out of the exhaust, the problem will be… here. The solution is to get a new head gasket to replace the old one and probably to have the head skimmed as well. - your first and most important step is to determine where the water is leaking from. -If, as Clay suggested, it is coming from the waterpump then water is usually obvious, near the front of the engine, -on the other hand, if water is dripping from the exhaust at idle, on a normal day, then look further than the water pump. . (MORE)
What is "Hot at idle?" Anyway, if the cooling fan IS functioning and she's still runiing on the high end of the scale, you can get a new part that fits between the wiring harness to the fan to let the fan kick on at a lower temperature. The kit comes with a new sending unit as well. It's not too exp…ensive and solved the prob;lem for me. Mid-America, Ekler's and others stock this kit.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nCooling fan not functioning.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nchange you thermostat to a low temp. 160'mine did the same thing and this solved the problem for about $10.00 (MORE)
Your mercury sable blew the radiator hose that runs to the block car ran hot and tried to repaiar on the road drove another 7 miles and shut off car- now wont start-may-b timing has spark and gas?
Answer . If the car has been run hot I'd check the compression first. If you've warped a head the car may need some serious help.
It is your "check engine" light. It is telling you that something is wrong with the engine or engine controls. It could be minor or major. You will need to get the "codes" read to find out the problem.\n. \n Answer \n. \nUse a code scanner to find out what is wrong.
Car gets hot and hoses/radiator are good . Check the fan. If you have an electric fan, verify it comes on when the car is at operating temp. If you have a 'clutch' fan you can verify it's working by starting the car and listening for the fan to change pitch or 'roar' when it warms up. This can b…e quite noticeable on larger fans (NEVER put your hands anywhere near a moving fan. Keep a safe distance). With the engine off check the fan for excessive movement (clutch type) by rocking a fan blade back and forth. There should be little or no play. If your fan is attached to the water pump this is also a good way to check it's operation. Again, there would be little or no play.. Despite the popular myth, your car NEEDS a thermostat. Do not remove it from operation. To properly check a thermostat, remove it from the vehicle and place in a pan of hot water of approximately the same temperature (usually stamped on the thermostat - but not always). Generally, if it opens - it's good. Check your manual for the proper temperature range and replace if found defective. You can also check water pump flow by leaving the thermostat out of the housing. Re-fill the car with water and run the engine with the radiator cap off. Once filled, you should easily be able to see a 'current' flow by. If your view is blocked, rev the car once or twice. Water should come flowing out of the radiator at a pretty good rate. Don't forget to replace the thermostat. . If your car stays cool at lower speeds and all of the above checks out ok but your car still overheats at high speeds, it's probably the radiator. With the engine warmed up sitting at an idle, measure the temperature of the upper and lower tanks. There should be (ideally) a 40+ degree differential with the upper tank being hotter (obviously). Even if the overall temperature is not exceeding the maximum heat range, a lower differential indicates a problem and the radiator needs serviced or replaced. Example: If the top tank is at 195 o (normal operating temperature) but the bottom tank is a 185 o then the radiator needs serviced. Water is not cooling before it heads back into the engine and at high speeds, this will just get worse. . Also , re-check the lower hose. On some cars I have seen this hose collapse after the engine warms up, restricting flow. Even though the hose appeared to be in good shape.. There are also some engine conditions relating to fuel mixture (a 'lean' condition) that can cause overheating, but this is rare on any newer cars. (MORE)
Answer . \nreplace the radiator.. Damage Head Gasket . There are a lots of cause why a car stop and running hot. First, your car might have damage head gasket. Second, it might have a worned thermostat and you might need to replace the water pump.
The cap to the expansion tank (or a radiator cap) may need to be replaced. These go bad and allow the temperature to slowly start rising. Or maybe your existing cap is loose---try tightening it.\n. \n Answer \n. \nRadiator or water pump. Check your maintenance schedule and see if you are du…e for a water pump/ timing belt. If the car has over 100,000 miles, the radiator can't hurt. DO NOT USE TAP WATER IN YOUR COOLING SYSTEM!!!!!!!! pre mixed 50/50 coolant or dilute with distilled water. Tap water is full of minerals which will buildup in the fins. \n. \nThats' my first guess, I need more info otherwise.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nTry changing the thermostat. (MORE)
You changed the thermostat in your 2002 Chrysler sebring why does it still runs hot and the oil light comes on?
One possible solution would be that you didn't bleed all the air from the cooling system after replacing the thermostat. The coolant temperature switch is located next to the air bleed valve for the cooling system at the top of the engine. When the cooling system gets air locked(not bled)there is no… water passing through the system. Attach a clear plastic hose to the bleed valve, place the other end in the radiator reserviour, open the valve and monitor the fluid and air bubbles through the hose until the fluid runs clear. You may have to bleed the system several times as air is trapped throughout the system and driving will cause the air to eventually move to the top of the engine.. As for the oil light. Does the light stay on all the time or only at low idle rpm. I'm sure that you have checked the oil level to see if it is full. The oil pressure sending unit may need to be replaced. Can you check the oil pressure with a mechanical gauge to see if it is correct. The 2.7l engine should have 7.5 psi pressure at idle after warm up. (MORE)
Answer . \n1. Check coolant level\n. \n2. Check to see if you have heat in the cabin\n. \n3. Feel the hoses and see if you feel any coolant passing thru them. Be careful the hoses can be hot.\n. \n4. Your thermostat may be stuck not allowing coolant to circulate\n. \n5. Your water pump… has quit and will not circulate the coolant even with a good thermostat. (MORE)
My lumina, 1999, 121,000 miles, keeps running hot, even after a new thermostat and a new water pump? This could indicate a cracked head , or a blown head gasket. The superheated exhaust is entering the coolant chamber, and superheating the coolant. Check the oil for antifreeze, and the antifreeze… for oil. Take off the raditor cap, and see if you get air shooting out of the cap hole! Look fo a loss of coolant.or white exhaust smoke, and the smell of burning anti-freeze! Last have a quilified service tech check it out. (MORE)
Lack of coolant. Blocked radiator. Air lock in cooling system. Water pump failiure. Drive belt failiure. Faulty thermostat. Weak fuel mixture. Over advanced ignition timing. Faulty pressure cap onm coolant tank. cooling fans not working properly
Answer . I can think of Three things, 1. Thremostat stuck open. 2. Poor quality radiator hose or the spring inside is bent or missing. 3. Low water level in radiator. Good Luck
9 times out of 10 its low on antifreeze/coolant. either from leaking internally or externally. could be a weak or bad water pump clogged radiator or any of hundreds of other causes for overheating
Low coolant? Thermostat not opening? Water pump not circulating coolant? Plugged or restricted radiator? Defective radiator cap? System air bound? Cooling fan not working?
Should be the "peel off" type. Remove wheel. Remove caliper mounting bolts. Slide caliper off rotor. Rotor should slide off hub assembly
The ac unit is a tax on the engine to run. This is true with all vehicles. Having the ac on will make the engine work harder to run the ac compressor. This makes the engine run hotter.
Your Trailblazer may be running hot because your fan is no longerworking. It may also be running hot because your don't have coolantin your car.
There could be many reasons for this, thermostat bad or weak, cooling fluid low, weak water pump, fan not operating properly, radiator hose weak, plugged radiator.
oh yeah it will stop and warp parts if there is aluminum, burn piston rings oh yeah list goes on
The radiator is not radiating. For whatever reason, the heat is not being removed from the engine. In a normally functioning water-cooled engine the water pump circulates cool water from the radiator to the engine where it travels through the water jacket picking up heat as it goes. The water exi…ts the engine past a thermostatic valve that remains closed until it gets hot enough to open and the water goes to the radiator. Air blowing through the radiator cools the water and it cycles through again. What can go wrong with that? . You are out of water-more properly called "coolant" because it is mixed with ethylene glycol (antifreeze) to prevent it from freezing. . The water pump fails. Rare, but the impeller can come off the shaft without any external symptoms. Usually, when the water pump fails the seal becomes compromised and it bleeds coolant all over the ground. . The hoses are kinked or blocked. Blockage bad. Think "Stroke" or "Heart Attack". . The engine's water jacket is lined with lime from running really hard water through the system for years. Not terribly likely. . The engine is really, really low on oil. Oil transfers heat to the water jacket. You'll probably notice worse problems than overheating if you are really low on oil, though. . The thermostat is stuck closed. Many new thermostats are designed to "fail safe", not all are. The thermostat may have been installed upside down. The thermostat will have a small caged ball valve that allows air to move through the system and eventually be ejected out the overflow hose. Worse, some engines don't have thermostats that use this type of valve. It is up to the grease monkey that changed your coolant to bleed the air out of the system. Sometimes they don't. . Back to the radiator...I have pulled radiators that weighed 30 pounds when they should have only weighed 10. The difference was from lime scale and stop-leak. When you pull a radiator like that, you just walk away shaking your head. Buy a new one. There's no fixing it. . The radiator may have no way for air to pass through it. That comes from plastic shopping bags or 'possum guts getting sucked against it and blocking the air passage. That's an easy fix. If its 'possum guts, that's a bonus--now you have supper. If you are from Wisconsin, look and see if you took out the cardboard that you had in front of the radiator so you'd get heat in the cabin last winter. . There is a fan that pulls air througn the radiator when the car is not moving. The fan may be switched on by a thermostatic switch. If the switch is bad, the fan won't turn on and the car will overheat while you are waiting for your hamburger at the drive-through. The fan motor may also be bad. . The radiator cap holds in pressure to prevent the coolant from boiling. If the radiator cap is bad, it will allow the coolant to boil out. (MORE)
Nope I have tried for my 01 coupe it's the same as yours but so far no luck
Try 175 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the temperature rating of your thermostat. Although there are certain internal areas that experience significantly higher temperatures the combustion chambers are around 3600 degrees Fahrenheit
Any time a vehicle runs "hot", that in itself is a huge issue. Thevehicle may-- or may not--- restart once it cools off. However,excessive heat in an engine means (A) something bad already existsand (B) the longer the engine runs while excessively hot, the moredamage is being done! Never ever run or… drive a vehicle with signsof it overheating! You may not have any radiator fluid / water left. Let the engine cool completely before checking the radiator! You may not have any oil in your car and the engine might havelocked up, in which case the only real fix unless you are good withengines is to buy a new car or engine. There is also the chance that you blew out the fuses to yourstarter or ignition. (MORE)
This one's a no-brainer. Go to Auto Zone, et al, and purchase the hose, look at the other one, remove and replace.
In a closed cooling system, as the radiator fluid cools after shutting off the engine, the fluid contracts creating a vacuum in the colling system. This vacuum sucks fluid from the overflow tank via the radiator cap so as to keep the radiator full even when the engine is off. If the radiator cap's i…nternal check valve is plugged or stuck shut, or the overflow hose/tube is clogged or not functioning, the vaccum will collapse the upper radiator hose instead of sucking fluid from the overflow tank as it should. Try to clean radiator cap by pushing on spring while submerged in clean warm soapy water so as to clean it out and also clean out overflow tank and hose/tube to make sure all gunk is removed. Also, make sure radiator fluid is clean. Better yet, drain and fill with new fluid. Should be done often anyway to prevent head gasket failure and or water pump failure. If no improvement, replace radiator cap with oem one from dealer. Do not use aftermarket. May not have check valve or may have improper pressure rating, leading to leaks and/or overheating. (MORE)
It could be manythings:. clogged radiator- coolant flow or air thourgh it. low coolant level - straight anti freeze in the summer. thermostat stuck closed. fan clutch went bad. electric fan inop. faulty motor, blow fuse, relay or a short. have seen a clogged catalytic converter cause it due to… an exhaust restriction. an engine that is run lean would also run hot. having the a/c on in the summer, stuck in traffic will cause it to run higher than normal, but not dangerously. If your towing a heavy load can cause a vehicle to run hot. (MORE)
The temperature guage, however, since you have a Buick, you more than likely dont have one. The issue with this is once the Temp warning light turns on, it might just be to late. You can buy a program like HP Tuners, install it into your laptop, and get the connector cable, and you can monitor your …car in real time. This will tell you your temp. Otherwise you can go to your dealer, which would actually be cheaper, and they can use their computer to do the same thing. (MORE)
1) Rubber will soften when heated, so yes, BUT... 2) the cooling system on a car is a pressurized environment - so the hoses should actually be firm due to the internal pressure.
Ive changed the water pump and the hoses on your 1995 Nissan altima but didnt put antifreeze in it only water could the water evaporate and cause the car to run hot?
I have only water on my Nissa Altima and the water does not evaporate. It would be a good idea to replace the thermostat. I was having problems with my car overheathing and replcing the thermostat fixed the problem.
Bad thermostat, bad fan clutch, low on coolant, plugged radiator, restricted air flow thru radiator, missing shroud, water pump impeller damaged, to name a few.
An engine of a car burns gasoline inside the piston chambers. This makes the temperature to be hot when running. The radiator fluid that cools the engine becomes hot also, where a fan and air entering the front of the radiator cools the fluid several degrees lower to mantain the temperature in an sp…ecific temperature range. When the temperature of the eninge is not controlled, it overheats causing damage to it. (MORE)
Check the fan, check coolant level, water pump. Not enough air flow when the car is stopped.
There are several different things that can cause a car to run hot. It is easier ti narrow down the likely cause by knowing a little more about the problem. Does the car when cold on start up immiediatly start to warm up and get hot as you drive and not cool back down. most likely thermostat is stuc…k. does it get hot while the car sets in traffic but cool back down when you get up some speed? could be clogged radiator, or bad fan. if electrical fan if the fan is not turning when the car is hot, theres the problem. it could be bad fan clutch if it is a mechanical fan, fan turns but not fast enough because fan clutch is bad. It could be a small leak in the cooling system and your losing the coolant. Check radiator hoses and heater hose for cracks. or holes, make sure radiator cap seals properly. Could be a blown head gasket causing loss of coolant. These are the main cause other problems could also, do it. (MORE)
Because there is a failure of the engine cooling system (water-pump failure, integrity failure (head-gasket leak), fan failure, radiator clogged, etc.)
The easiest way to find out is to look at the temperature gauge. Typically, if it's running over halfway, then it's "running hot". Also, look for steam rising from beneath the hood. If your car is overheating, pull over and shut it off IMMEDIATELY. Take extra care when opening the hood, as the st…eam can burn you. NEVER open the radiator or fill cap while it is hot, as the hot coolant can gush and burn you severely. Check the oil for the presence of water or coolant. The oil will typically look milky if there is a mixture of coolant. If the oil looks milky or if there are water droplets on the dipstick, you probably have cracked heads or a blown head gasket. (MORE)
If it is a bad leak it will keep it fron idleing. While the engine is running you can spray some carb cleaner over the vacuum lines including intake gaskets when the engine changes sound or dies you have found the leak.
there is something wrong with your car. It's not supposed to run and its not supposed to be hot at the same time. Maybe its running for a fashion contest
The hoses and thermostat are changed and the radiator is less than a year old. Why is the car still running hot?
Bad water pump , problem with engine cooling fan ( if it is actually running hot and not a problem with the gauge or sending unit )
Depends on which part. The exhust manifold can be glowing red, while the most of the engine should be slightly below the boiling point of water.
All sorts of thing can.. Low oil, low coolant, blocked radiator, stuck thermostat, running too lean on fuel... If it just suddenly started to do it and the levels are ok then check the thermostat.
Could the thermostat stop coolant from going through the radiator hoses and run the car hot on a 1996 Grand Am SE 2.4L 4 cylinder?
Yes, a sticking thermostat is one of several possibilities. Some others would be: . A pinched, kinked, or collapsed hose. . An airlock. . A failed waterpump. . Low coolant.
Low coolant level? Thermostat not opening? Radiator plugged? Defective radiator cap? Water pump not circulating coolant? System airbound? Collapsed radiator hose? Timing not adjusted properly (too far advanced)? Head gasket? Gauge not working properly? Temperature sending unit?
It caould mean a couple of things. 1: Your cars radiator is going to crap. 2: something is wrong with the engine.
The pressure inside the vacuum hose is lower than the pressure outside the hose. If the hose is old and weakened, it'll fold up on itself. If the pressure difference is bigger than the hose is expected to be able to deal with(by some other reason) the hose will collapse too. If someone has replaced …a real vacuum hose with, say a fuel hose, that too can be a reason. (MORE)
No, or more accurately very unlikely, most antifreeze would also act to some degree as a coolant which is supposed to make water better at cooling your engine. Having said this the vast majority of cars should run at a good temperature on plain water so long as you keep it topped up and it is at pre…ssure. Overheating would generally point to other problems (valves, sensors, leaks, timing, ect) more significant than lacking additives. Antifreeze is important to keep the cooling system working, firstly it raises the freezing point of the water to stop it freezing and causing damage in cold weather. It also (again to varying extents) inhibits corrosion and helps keep you system free from blockages. So running without antifreeze can eventually cause your car to overheat but the problem may well not be fixed just by putting some in. (MORE)
Depending where it is cracked, yes. A cracked head can also simulate an overheated engine by pushing coolant out of the coolant reservoir.
Kinda-sorta. Most cars, the heater is part of the cooling system. If you pullthe heater hose off you're left with a hole that'll drain thecoolant out. If for some reason you want to run a car w/o theheater hose or the heater, you need to make sure that the coolantstill can circulate as it's expected…. You'll either need to plugsomething, or run a bypass loop. (MORE)
Yes. A cracked or disconnected vacuum hose allowing un-metered air to enter the system can cause a lean condition.
A car engine works by burning a fuel and air mixture releasing heatinto the engine making it hot. The workings of the engine alsoinvolves friction which creates additional heat.