Why does my 1995 impala SS run hotter when idling causing the Temperature needle to move close to the red but not overheat?
Engine is running slower at idle, therefore water pump is running slower and water is being circulated at a slower speed and there is no air flow through the grill to the radiator Try flushing the coolant and replacing the thermostat. This usually helps or solves the problem. If it doesnt then your radiator is prbably clogged and not properly dispersing fluid through it. You will most likely have to change the radiator. It is possibly the coolant temp sensor is not quite right. It could just be several things. Try the flusing first. Good luck.
The temperature gauge in my 1997 Monte Carlo is fluctuating it will get to about 200 degrees when your stopped but when you take off it goes back down what is causing this?
Engine temperature rising when the engine is idling is normal. The car is sitting still and no air is entering the engine compartment. This will cause the engine temperature to rise. The cooling fans then come on and the engine returns to a normal temperature. Unless the cooling fans do not bring the temperature down, you have no problems and this is totally normal.
Your son's 1994 Chevy cavalier is overheating you noticed that the radiator fan was not running while the car was idling in parkis this normal or could this be the problem of the overheating?
Low coolant? Cooling fan not working? Radiator plugged or dirty and needs to be boiled or flushed? Defective radiator cap? Behind the front grille is an electric fan motor. It is supposed to come on when you turn on the AC to keep the radiator cooler. If it's not coming on, and the car is sitting, the longer you sit, the hotter it gets. Once the car starts moving again, it starts to cool down…
I am looking for the same thing, but 2001. My pathfinder getting overheat after about 10 minutes of driving, however when it is idling on parking the temperature stays perfect. I found one thing that look like a bleeder valve in 2001 pathfinder. It is located right behind the engine, look like a straw with a rubber cap on it.
You are not giving enough information to get a reasonable answer. It's like asking why it won't start. Any, and I mean any, detail would help. Are we talking about the engine cooling system? What are the symptoms that bring you to the conclusion it is overheating? Have you checked the coolant level? What year and size engine? Does it overheat only when stressing the engine, like climbing hills? Does it overheat only in traffic…
Your 1986 Honda Accord is idling rough and dies when you turn a corner or stop What could be causing this?
What is wrong if car over heats when idling but runs at normal temp when driving on grand prix 3800 V6?
95 ls: your vehicle is idling from 1000rpm to 2500rpm until the vehicle gets warm what is causing this issue?
Check to see if the radiator fan is running. If not, that can certainly cause overheating when the engine idles. (owner's answer) The problem with this car is that the water pump was bad. I had it replaced and the inside was totally disolved because of corrosion. When I first bought the car (in 2005) the heater wouldn't work, then I noticed that the cooling overflow tank had alot of corrosion. I took it to…
Car starts to overheat when idling and heater does not blow hot air radiator fan does not kick on when car heats up what could be the problem?
As long as the engine temperature doesn't move into the extremely hot range, then this is just normal operation for the engine's cooling system. When an engine is running at idle speed with the vehicle stopped, there is no air flow coming through the grill to assist in cooling the radiator. Only the engine's fan system is doing any of the cooling at idle speed. For this reason, the engine temperature will increase somewhat at…
What would cause your 2002 Saturn sl1 to overheat when idling and the water to boil out of the cap on the overflow tank even after a new radiator water pump and thermostat were installed?
What is causing your 90 Corsica to overheat only when idling When driving along temp will drop but when stopped at a light the temp gauge rises again?
Defective cooling fan or thermal switch. (NEW ANSWER) First check and make sure you have enough coolant in the radiator....normally about two gallons...nothing less(when the radiator is empty).....if you check your coolant level and it is low....add coolant...not water!!!....if it still overheats when sitting, either your thermostat is not opening when at the set temperature....in which case you will have to replace the thermostat....or the cooling fan isn't comming on at the set temperature in…