Would the radiator fan not working cause overheating?
The function of the fan is to help prevent overheating.
Why is YOUR MB overheating? There are plenty of reasons why, so you should check to see if there is/are: 1. enough water/coolant in the system. 2. leaks....hoses, radiator, seals at the thermostat and water pump. 3. working thermostat 4. working temp sending unit. 5. fluid on the interior foot areas 6. good heater core 7. head gasket leakage Now, is this overheating constant? Is the overheating only when you're at an idle? You would…
What would cause a 1997 Intrepid to keep overheating even after replacing the water pump and thermostat?
The most common cause of overheating is a thermostat stuck in the closed position. However, other causes are: faulty water pump, clogged radiator, clogged hose(s), coolant leak or a broken drive belt. I had a 1987 legend with around 160K that was overheating. Antifreeze would boil out of the overflow. I changed my radiator and it fixed the problem.
Why would a 1996 Cadillac Concours overheat while driving Installed a new radiator and that did not fix the problem. It will idle in the drive way all day long?
There are other things at play to keep your engine from overheating and they are cheaper than radiators. First make sure the radiator cooling fan is coming on. Cost to do this "Free" Next you may want to replace the thermostat. It may be stuck closed or partially closed. Cost about $8 and your time. Either of these two will cause overheating and are more likely to be the cause than the radiator. A collapsed…
Generally the things that cause overheating are a bad thermostat, poor circulation caused by a bad water pump, also could be caused by a dirty or clogged radiator. The electric fan that cools the radiator could also not be working correctly allowing it to overheat. If it is the fan, there are several things that could cause this.
Check the thermostat and replace if you have more than 30,000 miles on it They sometimes stick partially closed and cause overheating. A second cause may be a clogged or undersized radiator. You can have a radiator shop clean it or better yet, have them build a new radiator but add an extra row of coils to add extra cooling.
What would cause the radiator fans to stop working on a 1999 intrigue - if is possible that a sensor broke if hit pothole?
Many things could cause that: blown fuse, bad relay, corroded wiring (if you live near sea water or in the North), bad temp sensor (have to have a scantool to check it), or the following.. First are you sure they should be going? They go based on the temperature sensor reading. Are you overheating? If you are not overheating don't worry about it. If you are overheating check your coolant level first. You could have…
What would cause a 1996 Jeep Cherokee to overheat in idle and the fan not to come on if the water pump and radiator are only two years old?
Your 2000 elantra has done 160k and just this week the water in the radiator has started boiling and the temperature is almost hitting red can it be the thermostate the radiator or the head gasket?
Would the head going cause a new radiator to blow or vise versa so which failed first the new radiator or the new head gasket?
A blown head gasket will pressurise the cooling system sometimes to the extent of blowing the radiator. A blocked radiator will cause a lack of coolant flow and overheating, which can cause head gasket failiure. Without inspecting the vehicle there is now way to tell which component failed first. Best wishes.
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…
Why would a mercury grand marquis steam from the motor what smells like radiator fluid when the overheating light doesn't come on?
No, if a fuse were to overheat it would blow. A shorted circuit can cause a fuse to blow. Yes. If the fuse for the electric cooling fan should blow, then the fan will not turn on and remove heat from the radiator at low speeds. At higher speeds, there will be enough air movement to cool the radiator. Also if your experiencing problems with your car overheating you should look into other causes, such…
2000 jeep Cherokee 4.0 and it is overheating the radiator thermostat hoses and clutch fan have been repalced the water pump is fine what could cause it to overheat?
check to see if the electric fan is working and cutting in at the correct temp. other thing to check is your temp gauge working correctly? check coolant temp with the OBD diagnostic tool and see if this is saying that the coolant is overheating. check to see if the electric fan is working and cutting in at the correct temp. other thing to check is your temp gauge working correctly? check coolant temp with…