If your car is over heating you may want to check your thermostat and replace it may solve your over heating problems
If you suspect the thermostat is no good, replace it with a new one, don't leave it out.
Leaking isn't the only thing that can cause overheating in a car. It's possible that the thermostat has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
thermostat help fan come on when the car is runnning, keep the engine from over heating
If it is not actually over heating, then if the smell is outside the car, look for coolant leaks around the head and the thermostat cover. Inside the car could be a leaking heater coil.
You need to have a shop check your radiator cap, water pump, cooling fan and thermostat for proper function...the most common cause for over heating is a thermostat that has gone bad and is stuck closed not allowing the coolant to circulate and cool the engine.
it can be many stuff but in your place i would check first the coolant level and the thermostat
If your radiator isnt leaking and car is having a over heating problem and coolant spewing out. Chances are your thermostat needs replaced. possible the radiator needs to be flushed. But more likley its thermostat
I am not familiar with the Audi, but on most cars, the thermostat is at the point where the top hose leaves the engine to go to the radiator. A bad thermostat can make your car overheat. If it has not been changed since 1992 it should have been changed long ago.
IF YOUR CAR IS HEATING UP(OVERHEATING) AND YOU STILL DRIVING IT, A FAULTY THERMOSTAT IS THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEM.
If you need a heater core, the one you currently have would be leaking. If the car is over heating or not getting warm enough, think thermostat.
It could either be your thermostat or your waterpump. In either case you could have full coolant levels but with a faulty thermostat or water pump your car will still over heat. I would start with the thermostat because those are usually the cheapest and easiest to fix.
Change your thermostat!
Sounds to me that the thermostat is in backwards.
Car overheats, your heat in your car stops working
check the water level... if that's good try a new thermostat...
try taking out the thermostat and have you put to much oil and coolant in the radiator
No heat in your car may be from your water pump going out and not feeding your heater core with enough water to produce heat. First remove your thermostat and see if your car stops over heating. If it doesnt, then you need to replace your water pump. Hopefully you havent cracked your heads. If your car doesnt over heat after removing the thermostat, but you still have no heat in the car. Then its your heater core that needs replacing. Always replace your thermostat whenever replacing the water pump.
I had a VW Jetta that had a problem with overheating. It ended up being the thermostat had gone bad so the fan never "kicked on." A car can over heat if there isnt enough antifreeze in the radiator or a bad thermostat or if your fan isnt working properly or is bad
It is either low on coolant or your thermostat is sticking open.
Thermostat is gone, change it
The heating system doesn't get heat until the car warms up and the thermostat opens.
you do not have any anitfreeze in your radiator or it is low if that does not fix it then you might need a new thermostat which you can get at your local Napa Autoparts store
Could also be that your car is running to hot (over heating). This can sometimes be mistaken for electrical wires being overloaded , and getting to hot. Check thermostat, and condition of coolant....
To keep the car engine from over heating