Many things could be wrong, 1. Bad thermostat ( 1 fix ) 2. Radiator fan not coming on (Bad fan, bad relay, bad sensor, or no power) 3. Water pump bad ( 1 fix ) 4. Bad head gasket ( expensive fix ) 5. Cracked head ( OH NO REAL expensive ) 6. Cracked block ( need a ride to go car huntin? )
Yes, it controls the coolant flow around the engine block, without coolant the engine would overheat.
There could be many reasons. Not enough coolant or bad flow, faulty thermostat, low oil. If the coolant freezes then it will overheat. If your car continues to overheat then you should have the coolant flushed and thermostat replaced.
It can prevent coolant flow, which can cause a catastrophic overheat.
Check the lower intake gasket, or the thermostat...
You put it directly into the coolant over flow chamber.
Air flow. Check the electric fan, check the coolant, and might be time to replace the rad. Does it overheat at idle, and/or on the hi-way?
No, if the coolant circulates too quickly it will not have time to cool down and re-cool the engine. The coolant would become extremely hot, and cause your engine to overheat and thus causing possible engine damage.
Sure will. Thermostat will stick shut not allowing coolant to flow
It will probably overheat. answer= thermostat will not open and will prevent the flow of coolant . which will in turn do damage to your engine
If your rasiater has allot of sediment in it, or your thermostat is stuck, or malfunctioning your emgine would overheat without affecting your coolant level. Sediment, because the coolant is moving and at level, but radiater is too comtaminated to function properly. if the Thermostat is malfunctioning, it wont open and allow coolant to flow and cool the engime
The thermostat will not open properly when installed backwards. The coolant will not flow and the engine could overheat.
If you are using the OEM radiator and it has never been replaced then some of the core may have collapsed blocking flow. If there is a lot of brown in your coolant this may be a good indicator of this. I recommend flushing the coolant system before moving to more expensive alternatives.
Under normal conditions a modern vehicle should not overheat when the air conditioning system is on. The first steps to investigating this condition are ensuring correct coolant level, condition, flow and thermostat actuation.
The road followed the contour line around the mountain. The contour line was smooth and created good air flow over the wing.
Because the thermostats went out, Restricted air flow through radiator, Restricted coolant flow inside radiator, fan clutch failure, Missing or broken fan shroud,
Not functioning properly If stuck closed engine will overheat--no coolant flow through engine. If stuck open--vehicle will not warm up to normal operating temperature - no heat in passenger compartment--poor fuel economy
Contour lines mark the height (elevation) above sea level. As water will only flow downhill, a stream will only flow from one contour line to and through lower contour lines.
Air flow through radiator restricted with debris. Coolant flow through inside of radiator restricted with debris. Low on coolant. Faulty thermostat. Coolant fans inop.
Corroson can clog the fine tubes in the radiator and heater core, which cools the engine, thus blocking the flow of coolant which preventing the radiator from doing it's job.
put coolant into my over flow car was running hot and the coolant erupted like a volcano on the side of the over flow
If the temp gauge reads normal and the engine is not overheating, the thermostat is doing its job. The thermostat maintains the coolant temp by opening and closing allowing the coolant to flow or not to flow. When it is closed the coolant doesn't circulate.
Low coolant? Air flow through radiator restricted? Hoses collapsing under pressure? Defective radiator cap?
AnswerLow coolantCooling fan not operating properlyBad thermostatRadiator plugged or air flow restrictedHoses collapsingbad radiator capDefective water pumpBad head gasket
If your car is overheating, then a condition exists which needs to be diagnosed and corrected or repaired. It could be bad coolant, poor coolant flow, blockage of air through radiator fins, bad thermostat, or a number of other things.
head gasket lets compession push coolant ont into over flow