Yes, a restricted or leaking radiator can cause the engine to overheat.
A leaking radiator hose would NOT cause this to happen, you have 2 problems with this vehicle.
maybe your radiator is broken and you need to get a new one or just get a reparation if the radiator starts leaking when is in use it may be leaking because of the pressure of the water.
Having a leak in a radiator hose will have no effect on the engine running or not. However, in time the hose leak will cause the level of the coolant in the radiator to drop below a critical level and the engine will overheat.
Really need to know the year and engine size. But you can check this, Does your engine have 2 lines just above the oil filter that run up the side of the engine and goes into the radiator on the drivers side ? If so then that is the engine oil cooler lines and the tubes in the radiator were the oil flows through to cool the oil are probley leaking into the radiator coolant. IT happens often. WILL NEED TO REPLACE RADIATOR. And flush out the cooling system real GOOD. Did your engine freeze from lack of antifreeze ? If the radiator fluid is cheery red looking then the transmission cooler that is built into the radiator is leaking. REPLACE RADIATOR. GOOD LUCK.
broken engine gasket.
no the red clay like stuff is transmission fluid in your radiator probably leaking from your transcooler
A leaking heater core will cause the engine to overheat because the coolant is leaking out.
Where is it leaking from? Could leak from the radiator, hoses, or water pump.
A cracked radiator would leak the fluid out, leaving no coolant for your engine which would cause your engine to overheat and be destroyed pretty quickly. So the answer is NO.
A leaking head gasket could cause this.
A leaking fuel rail is the normal cause.
Overeheating is usually caused by a bad thermostat, blocked radiator or leaking headgasket.
Your heater hoses are failing and they are located at the rear of the engine. They go through the fire wall into the heater core which is what the air blows through to heat the cab.
No, low coolant would cause the opposite.
clogged radiator or bad water pump
to add to this, a big YES,on the radiator cap .the radiator cap needs to be specific pressure rating. radiator caps do wear out. also the cheapest fix to start It is doubtful a radiator cap would cause a car to overheat. Common overheating causes are insufficient coolant, leaking coolant (into or out of your engine), faulty thermostat, blown cooling fan fuse, faulty fan temperature switch ( sender ), faulty fan, or a faulty fan relay.
sounds like water pump.check radiator hoses as well
If it is leaking trans fluid into the coolant it can cause overheating.
If it is motor oil in the anti freeze, then it is either a cracked head, cracked engine block, or a head gasket blown. If it is transmission fluid in your antifreeze, then the radiator is leaking from the transmission cooler ----- although usually that would cause antifreeze to be in your transmission fluid.
Running it while leaking can cause it to overheat repeatedly, which can cause thermostat damage , along with other problems.
possibly you have a leaking cooling line from your trans cooler or radiator
Cracked head or leaking gasket. The suction is created on the downward stroke of piston during intake stroke.
you looked at it Timing out of adjustment can cause overheating.