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2008-09-20 05:28:22
2008-09-20 05:28:22

yes, leaking coolant is what happens before the pump totally dies, then you have overheating and possible engine damage soon after the leaking.


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If by water you mean engine coolant, yes. Loss of coolant, antifreeze, is a major cause of overheating.

If by water you mean engine coolant, yes. Loss of coolant, antifreeze, is a major cause of overheating.

it would cause overheating but the smoke is probally coming from some sort of water or antifreeze in combustion chamber

There are many reasons why a Jeep Wrangler is overheating. A leak in the radiator system will cause overheating. Too much pressure in the engine can cause overheating. A bad water pump or thermostat could cause overheating. The transmission can also cause overheating if it is leaking.

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 your thermostat or you have no antifreeze coolant or your water pump is going bad

That alone won't do it. The risks of just running water are that it won't thaw out quickly enough to cool the engine, and that can cause overheating. The other risk is that, if you just run water, you're supposed to add a lubricant to it to lube the water pump... not doing this can cause your water pump to go back, then you run into overheating issues because of that pump not working.

Not right away but can cause failure with coolant system components over a period of time that could produce a overheating condition. Very corrosive to metals as well. Recommend 50% water mixture to dilute anti freeze for proper protection.

It lowers the freezing point and raises the boiling point of water.

Start with the cheapest fix first. Replace the radiator cap. If still overheating replace thermostat. Make sure you have a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. Lastly if all else fails, check for a plugged or faulty water pump and or radiator.

It sounds like the antifreeze / distilled water mixture is freezing because the antifreeze mixture is too weak for the outside temperature Usually the antifreeze and preferably distilled water mixture is 50 / 50 ( Ford states to not exceed 60 % antifreeze )

Overheating can cause a cat to get sick. The best thing you can do for the cat is to help him keep cool and give him plenty of water.

There are several things that cause overheating. The most common: Thermostat stuck in the closed position; low coolant level; water/antifreeze mix incorrect; hoses with leaks; clogged radiator; faulty water pump. Other more serious: blown head gasket; cracked cylinder head.

The most common cause of overheating is a thermostat stuck in the closed position. However, other causes are: faulty water pump, clogged radiator, clogged hose(s), coolant leak or a broken drive belt. I had a 1987 legend with around 160K that was overheating. Antifreeze would boil out of the overflow. I changed my radiator and it fixed the problem.

First thing would be to check if you have enough and correct water/Antifreeze mix in the overflow tank.

May have a bad water pump, otherwise make sure your coolant system has pressure. this can cause over heating.

a 50/50 mixture of correct antifreeze and water, or the already premixed antifreeze. Use ONLY coolant that is designed for GM cars. Do NOT use the green colored or tinted antifreeze since this will gunk up your system and cause real problems like overheating or thermostat issues. I think the correct tint of the antifreeze should be orange, pink, or clear.

there is no water mixed with the oil but have antifreeze coming out of the exhaust

First thing you should check is the antifreeze level. If that is fine, replace the thermostat. If it still over heats after the thermostat, then most likely you need to replace the waterpump. If your antifreeze is low, check for leaks, the radiator, hoses, heater core, and water pump. If the water pump is leaking, that is your problem, replace that and thermostat all in one.

Water will evaporate eventually. Also water will cause rust to the inside of the cooling system and cause overheating problems eventually.

If air is trapped in the cooling system and is not removed, yes, it will cause overheating.

Look just below the water pump to see if any antifreeze is visible. Water pumps will sometimes leak and drip out antifreeze. Check the engine oil to see if antifreeze is mixed with the oil, indicating a blown head gasket.

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