Check actual engine temperature with a thermometer--if in acceptable range temperature sensor or gauge may be defective
The engine could possibly seize.
Valves will clatter if the engine is overheating.Valves will clatter if the engine is overheating.
Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
Normally this is caused by some electronic part overheating and then failing. Can be the coil, or another sensor.
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.
Several things could be making the Lumina growl. Check the belts and pulleys on the front of the engine. Check the engine mounts as well. Either of these areas can cause the problem of the growling noise.
You need to double check that coolant, white smoke is a sure sign of a blown head gasket, especially when added to an overheating issue.
AnswerThis is a symptom of an overheating engine. See "Related Questions" below for an excellent trouble-shooting guide to overheating problem.
Your overheating warning light may glow a semi red color after you go 4 to 6 miles and your engine isn't overheating for many reasons. The main reason may be that there is a wiring problem, or the sensor may be going bad.
The engine is overheating. The check engine light is not on because you have no problem with the emissions system which this light monitors.
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You can warp the head and crack the block if you keep it running for too long while its overheating, that's only two things. Fix the problem before you blow the engine.
There is no reset, the there is a problem with something the computer is coding for a reason. If you are thinking it is an "idiot" light there is no such thing. Have the engine trouble tested at your local auto parts this can usually determine the problem.
Thermostat may not be opening
Had same problem with My 91 Lumina APV. Changed Starter Relay. Haven't had any problems sence.
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it may be because the aircon swithch is on. or someone shorted it to work as a prevention to engine overheating.
If the Toyota Celica VVTI is not blowing hot air through the heater, but the engine is overheating, there could be a problem with the radiator being plugged up. Sediment sometimes builds up in the radiator that can clog thermostats. Another problem might be the thermostat sticking or the water pump is leaking.
You don't need to keep your engine cool, Your car has a radiator system that will pump water/coolant to keep your engine cool. If you're engine is overheating, have someone who knows what they are looking for pinpoint the cause of the problem.
Overheating an engine can cause the engine to see up resulting in a complete engine failure. Overheating the engine can cause the head gasket to fail.
overheating will proably warp parts of your engine making the problem much worse than it would have been
depends on the engine size and the transmission type.