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2 things I can think of which need to be checked: your coolant and your thermostat.

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Q: How do you know why your car is overheating and next what to do about it?
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Why is your car steaming only in drive but not overheating?

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How do you know when the thermostat is bad?

u can boil it in a pot of water to test it or if your car is overheating or has ever overheated just spend the 7 dollars and change it because it can be damage by overheating one time


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Why is my car overheating when in idle?

Your car is overheating when idle because there may be a lack of oil or water in the engine. It can also be a problem with the engine itself. If your car is overheating, simply contact a wrecker or a road assistance company. The police are also available to assist you.


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Should you buy a car with overheating problems?

You should not buy a car with overheating problems. This means that it will not serve the purpose and will develop other mechanical problems.


Why is my car overheating and revs up and down?

There are several reasons why your car may be overheating. Check the thermostat to be sure it isn't stuck. If the car revs up and down, the timing may need to be adjusted.


What is wrong with your car if the engine cuts off and the car starts to smoke?

It means the car is overheating.


What does it mean when your car is overheating and smoking and a noise coming from the engine?

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Why will your car start but shuts off after over heating?

I'm going to guess your answer is right there in your question, the car is overheating. Find the cause of the overheating and it might just fix your problem.


Why is your car still overheating I have changed my thermostat and flushed the radiator and the car is still overheating?

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If you are replacing a water pump will this stop a car from overheating?

Replacing a bad water pump can help to stop a motor from overheating. Hopefully that was the cause of the overheating. If it does not stop the overheating, try replacing the thermostat. Make sure you have the proper mix of antifreeze and water, the radiator filled with it. Check the level of coolant FIRST. Next, the hoses, and third the thermostat. Then, disconnect a hose and see if, by starting the vehicle, if there's water pressure. If not, its water pump time!


What is the Cause of car overheating after the Water pump has been replaced and there are no leaks from coolant?

It could just be that the water pump is not properly working. Have you checked all the could-be causes for your car overheating if not then do so.


What does it mean if the radiator cooliat in a car is not moving when the car is on?

If the engine is not overheating and the temp gauge reads normal, the thermostat is doing its job. If the engine is overheating, the thermostat may be stuck and in need of replacement.


Why do you put anti-freeze in a car?

To prevent the engine from overheating.


Can your car engine or motor lock up from overheating?

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What make temperature go up but car is not overheating?

if the temperature goes up on ur gauge but it is not overheating means ur thermostat is no good


What temperature will a car reach when it is overheating?

If the temperature goes above the normal range of 195 to 220 degrees F, then the vehicle is indeed overheating.


What makes a car run hot and how will you know if the head is blown?

There are many things that carse overheating. If the head gasket is blown, it will produce white smoke and miss pretty bad. When does the car run hot? When idling or when you're driving?


How do you know if Oldsmobile intrigue is overheating?

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