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Overheating (Engines)

How do you check why your engine is overheating and to see a picture of the engine?

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2006-09-22 22:40:57
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The engine is overheating - see a mechanic for a professional diagnosis .

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Look at your thermometer. Or you can check for steam or smoke coming from the engine. Look and see how much coolant you have. And basically you can tell if it is overheating just by putting your hand by the engine after you drive it for a while. if it is abnormally hot, pretty good chance it is overheating.

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That is the check engine light. See related question below.

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see link below, should look like the picture there.

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How is your heat? Overheating can cause damage generally to head gasket, cylinder head or thermostat. See other posts regarding headgaskets in this forum. answer you can damage whole engine thru overheating but if u had no coolant leak when overheating occurred, u need to check water pump and thermostat in engine

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Overheating an engine can cause the engine to see up resulting in a complete engine failure. Overheating the engine can cause the head gasket to fail.

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First off, check your engine coolant tank. If it's low, then that's the problem. Put more coolant in. If it's at the correct level, then look to see if there's gunk buildup. Second, is your engine overheating? If the engine is not overheating, and there is gunk buildup in the coolant tank, then you may just need to clean the sensor. If there is no gunk in your tank, your coolant level is fine, and your engine is not overheating, then it may be a bad sensor, and you need to replace it.

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Overheating often warps the head. If the heat was high enough then the engine block could be ruined as well. Check the compression to see if it is still in the right range, this will help determine the amount of damage.

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Check to see how much fluid is in your transmission.

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You likely have a leaky head gasket, and the coolant is being lost in your engine. Check your tail pipe for coolant.

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check for a stuck thermostat. to do this simply squeeze your air in take line once your engine has warmed up and if it had pressure your thermostat is OK Check the fluid in your radiator to see if there is enough and if it is still in good condition,

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What you see is NOT a flag it is a thermometer over water. This is the engine temperature light. If it is on the engine is overheating.

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AnswerThis is a symptom of an overheating engine. See "Related Questions" below for an excellent trouble-shooting guide to overheating problem.

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No, but you should check and see if it's overheating.

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check to see if the electric fan is working and cutting in at the correct temp. other thing to check is your temp gauge working correctly? check coolant temp with the OBD diagnostic tool and see if this is saying that the coolant is overheating. check to see if the electric fan is working and cutting in at the correct temp. other thing to check is your temp gauge working correctly? check coolant temp with the OBD diagnostic tool and see if this is saying that the coolant is overheating.

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Simply turn on the ignition but do not attempt to start the engine. If the light bulb is good you will see the Check Engine light illuminate and stay on. If you do not see the Check Engine light, the bulb is defective or has been removed.

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Right in the spot where you see the check engine light. It is behind that spot.

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That is the same as a check engine light. See related questions below.That is the same as a check engine light. See related questions below.

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Check your fuse to your electric radiator cooling fan system.Open the hood see if your electric fan starts automatically when motor is running Or your fuel pump is not feeiing the engine with coolant.

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Wash engine to make it fairly clean. After your first drive, park it on a level surface. Look carefully to see where coolant is seen. If you see fluid anywhere on the front of the engine check carefully around the water pump. Many times the pump will leak and drip into the belts and pulleys, making the leak hard to trace. Check oil to see if water is mixed in with it. If you have been overheating you may have a blown head gasket.

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The check engine light is the light shaped like an engine, or the light that states Check Engine (Soon). If this light comes on, it is time to see what the issue is with the engine.


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