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How do you know why your car is overheating and next what to do about it?

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2006-08-07 16:34:35
2006-08-07 16:34:35

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

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my car isn't steaming only in drive but not overheating.

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

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.

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

Would need to know if car was overheating before waterpump and thermostat was replaced.

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.

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.

Either the water pump impeller is loose on it's shaft, or you have a leaking head gasket.

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.

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.

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

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

You may have installed the thermostat backwards.

the car will break or shut off automaticly

To prevent the engine from overheating.

If your engine is overheating rapidly it could be because your fan belt is broken If the fan belt is broken, your car will over heat.

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!

Could be from a variety of things. Commonly overheating occurs when the car is low on coolant, broke thermostat or the radiator needs repairs.

if the engine is smoking and overheating the head gasket is blown or you popped a freeze plug

Then next thing you know there are drugs in your car. Unless someone steals them. Or your car will be checked and you will have a lot of answering too do!


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