Car Engine Overheating - Causes And Symptoms Of Over Heating Car Engine




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26dolla: hello please help i have a 01 monte carlo ss 3.8 L i replaced my therostat back a year ago as i was only heating up to 150F and after replacement up to 180-185F after that i never paid much more attention, but now this year my problem is i drive on the highway and my car gets up to about 180-185F but then when i get back to the city I climb to 203-212 this is not with ac on . ive flushed coolant ive replaced rad cap witch the car had a 15lb cap on and i put a 16lb cap and nothing much happened I really hope someone can give me there thoughts? Quick note, i do find that when im in town and the car rises temp i can smell oil and or coolant but I think its oil. Please help thank you

jule enriquez: My truck just overheated and i put water in the radiator i dont know if why it kept spiting it out and white smoke would just come out of the radiator cap and muffler it really scared me and the day before i was good on radiator fluids and everything do u know what could of caused this and what do i do to fix it thank u i enjoy ur videos theres just a trusting and honest vibe u give off.

michaelheiland123654: Got a Question is normal for a car to do this ? For Example let say I stop to get some fuel on my car after i done fueling i started back up now the temp raise is reading higher then normal? It got a new water pump and fan clutch.

DaLivinRoome: Help me please, i have a 95 Chevy Monte Carlo, i just replaced the water pump 2 weeks ago, i got an oil change 2 days ago,but yesterday i heard a gurgling sound and today i saw white smoke coming from under my hood. :-( I dont know what this is, this is the second time Im having the white smoke problem,in july i was told it was my water pump got it replaced and it still over heated,the new mechanic i went to recently said the water pump couldnt have been replaced in july,so he replaced it again,but is it possible its coolant burning off? Or is it a problem im not catching

kntrygrl2295: I need some advice. I noticed my 94 Chevy Silverado was leaking but wasn't sure from where. Well today I drove to the store and when I came out water/coolant was everywhere. I drove it home 1 block over and the temp was close to 260 and still pouring out what was left of the water/coolant. From what I can tell, it's coming somewhere from the bottom of the engine closer towards the back. Nothing on the top of the engine but there was a very small amount under the radiator. Any thoughts?

TMKJG24: i was driving on the street and all of a sudden car starts over heating 2 lines from the red i was at a red light i was able to make it to a neighborhood soon as i stop to park the temp light came on turned the car off i got and happen to look on the passenger side whatever little fluid i had left came out my fault not having proper fluid amount in my vehicle got my radiator changed last year didnt have any problems wit the temp till yesterday i live in california it had to bout close to 100 degrees i let the car cool for 3 hours added water to the radiator ran the car temp was fine aslo checked for leaks didnt see any top or bottom took it around the corner just for a test and it started back overheating plz help dont want to waste money on a thermostat how do i get it pressured test is that gauge something i can purchase or no

mrfree133: my 99 astro van over heats i added coolant on both places container and raidiator and still over heats on low speeds, once i get home and shutdown the van its over heated with a bit of smoke coming from the engine and sounds like a hissing sound air coming out, idk if its internal or the raidairtor fan.. please help 

Jeimilet Saldana: my cars belt broke. an inexperienced guy replaced it and now my fans are not turning on causing my car to overheat. Can it be related to the belt being placed in wrong? any responses will help :) thanks

Lanair Rahming: HI, I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu 2.2. When I am driving I notice that the gauge goes slightly above the middle line when the ac is on or off. The coolant level is right and i just had an oil change two days ago. This has been the problem for some time where I would notice the car slightly overheating if the ac is off and turn it on and it would go down. Now, whether the ac is off or on it goes slightly above the neutral line. The mechanic checked the hoses with the oil change and said they were fine. is it possible hot weather would cause the change? Or is it something more sinister? HELP!

bukola ajayi: Hi #TrustMymechanic. Thanks for the information. I have a 2003 Honda Pilot. I observe that sometimes when I start the ignition early in the morning, I see smoke/vapour coming out from the radiator/bonnet. I usually have to wait a while or drive for a bit before the smoke disappears. However, on some other mornings, this does not happen at all. Can this be called 'overheating?'. Please kindly advise. Thanks

Sylvana Fling: I have a 2000 kia sportage and it overheats every time I turn on the a/c. What do you think is the problem??

Courtney Gulyard: i have a gmc sierra 4 x2 and it overheats when you turn on the heat. the neighborhood mechanic said it was the head gasket. there is an antifreeze leak inside i think you can smell it

NARESH GUPTA: why water from rediator goes back to coolent bottle

alsmit1450: hello, I replaced ect sensor 2003 kia sedona, engine code 0118. Now when I cut van on even if it sits overnight cold engine, the temp gauge goes to the middle within a minute or 2 by 12 minutes of idling it is in the hot. Engine light is off, bleed the radiator in case of air pocket. But the temp needle does not go down stays in the hot when Im driving sitting or have the heat on high it never comes down. I watched your video after I let the vehicle run for 15 minutes at idle I cut it off I looked under the hood top radiator hose is hot but bottom hose is cold. Coolant is full in reservoir and at the top of the radiator neck. I have fron and rear heat. Any suggestions I paid mechanic for diagnosis they said temp cluster gauge. I just don't see this being the problem

Frenchie Skeffery: Hey, ur video gave me some idea of what might be happening with my 2001 Lincoln Ls v8. It started about a month ago. It was running for about 15 to 20 minutes. I was driving to a store about 5 miles away. Mid way there it over heated. I had 50/50 in it. I dnt know much about cars. Nothing at all really. Now today it over heated 3 times. Im really not sures whats going on. I hear the fans kick on than i notice the temperature gage start to raise to i turn it off. I let it sit than started it up 5 minutes later and its fine. The last time today to was running for about 20 minutes before i pulled off. 3 minutes later the fans are kickin on. I pull over and wait. I start my car and the gage ramains centered but my fans were still on as i drove 5 minutes to get home. Any ideas? Please help!

David Dart: I just replaced my radiator and water pump and timing belt a few months ago and now all of a sudden my radiator starting leaking. As soon as I put the antifreeze in the bowl it drains right out of the radiator. What could cause this? I also replaced my thermostat as well.

Stoopheadfred: Really helpful, thank you for the info. So my car has recently started overheating. Twice it happened when I was driving on the freeway and then pulled off while still keeping my car on (getting food at drive through) and after shutting the car off and letting it cool down it would be fine. The final time it happened I was driving in the city and it began overheating in stop/go traffic. I pulled over and had this time I finally checked the coolant levels and they were extremely low. After taking it to a mechanic he says I need a new radiator and that my oil was also extremely low. I will ask him to perform the pressure test tomorrow, if it fails that then obviously low fluids aren't my only problem. If it passes the pressure test then would the overheating at idle after freeway travel scenario make sense that it was caused just from the low coolant / oil levels?

brandon cote: Hey man, so I put 50/50 in my radiator yesterday, and today the reservoir started to bubble which caused it to Leak . It didn't over heat my car. But tonight it got to the point that it over heated and cause it to stall on me. When I open the hood , smoke came out and liquid was all over the engine . I don't knw if it came out of the tail pipe. Any ideas ??

idania511: I accidentally bumped another car with my rear..no scatches or dents just a bump. A few minutes into driving the temp light came on the needle stopped working the ac got hot and the ck engine ligjt came on. Can u tell me what happened?

Andrew Valdez: I changed my water pump, thermostat radiator radiator hose and I'm still overheating what else can it be?

Terrell Peoples: My car runs a little hot at idle not but not in the red it was 93 degrees outside but feel like 103 wen I get going driving slow or fast the needle goes down it didnt do it this morning 4:30am) idk if its cause of the hot weather or what I just need to no and the fan works cause I hear it 

ReaLifeVideos420: Please help this is weird, just recently replaced the radiator in my car, but when the car is idle for about 10 min the temp gauge will make its way to a little over half, observing under the hood, the fans did kick in but then i kinda smelled the anti freeze, i turned the car off, didn't notice any leaks i then opened where ur suppose to refill the car with anti freeze and it i can see anti freeze start to shoot right into the container and want to burst out the lid so i closed it quickly ... any idea about what could be happening here? car is a 2012 dodge charger if that helps.

Guimard Brutus: Hey I was driving my engine cut off what should I do?

Mutasem Amayreh: Thanks for the video; it's actually very telling. I would like to ask you a question regarding the leaking thing...em,,I don't think my car has leaks and I normally drive at a low speed and all of a sudden that red warning light sign whatever pops up and I'm totally screwed. My van doesn't work properly could be the problem em I mean I sometimes drive for like 4-5 minuets and the warning sign is up glowing :( 

Jerry Genodepa: hi, every time i drive for only 30 minutes my radiator is always empty with coolant though i didn't see any leak on it. need your help. thanks 

Jeane Tui: thank you for this video! I have an important question. I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu and just recently it started overheating. I cant drive it at all. I put in coolant because it was very low and noticed that when i fill it up it immediately leaks out. when i turn my car off and put in coolant, a pond of liquid leaks from my car. not sure if its coolant, but I know it is not water because it does have a smell to it.. do I need to use a pressure tester to determine exactly where the leak is? 

Javier Lucero: Hi I drive a 04 mazda mpv and somedays it overheat sometimes when I have the ac on other days its fine. when the car is off their is a sweet smell mixed with a little bit of gas and I cannot detect where its coming from. Could you help me...

r33l carrington: I changed my radiator,thermostat, and water pump..stIll overheats 'm lost on my 2000 Chevy venture 3.8

Erik Zeynl: Hello ,My car is overheating when i use air conditioner and radiator hose was in pres like ball and cooling fan working and stop ,working ,stops .I change thermostat, water cap and fan resistor .The problem not solved .What to advise me .My cooling fan is electronic .

inlove3074: Hi what about when the coolant of the radiator gets in the canister and overheat car??

Alberto Reyes: Hi. I am having overheating problems on my 2000 eclipse. Is overheating in low speed even if the a/c is running. Can you help me with this problem

deepak kalra: I noticed some smoke coming out from the air vent inside the car. And dashboard got heated, also the indicator showed that car temp is overheated which just close to red mark. I immediately called my mechanic and he told me that there was some water coming out from inside the car. Also to rectify he removed heater pipes and connected both inlet and outlet pipes of heater which supplies water directly to engine. Now my heater doesn't work and the pipe is now connected to engine (both inlet and outlet of heater) so that water flows inside the engine and not to heater as it is now cut off. Mechanic told me that this will not affect engine and you can carry on with Air conditioning system but heater system will not work. My concern is whether my car engine will be damaged with this solution? Is this the proper solution ?

Joel N: I watch your video nice video explanatory,I am mechanic but but when it comes to check for plugged or flow problem I am not that good or have the right Techniques , I will give you an example I have one customer that calls me because his vehicle is being over heating he told me he already replace the thermostat and radiator cap, when I get to the vehicle I checked for cooling fan operation and they came on on time according to temperature, he told me is been loosing coolant so I pressure tested the system and no leaks external and holds pressure, next test I did is block tester fluid , fluid never change and temperature at idle was very high fans on, and a lot of pressure coming out from radiator cap , vapor and trowing out coolant still did not change color of block tester fluid, I touch upper and lower radiator hoses and both were hot and pressurized. I am suspecting of radiator flowing or plugged, the front of radiator fins are clear, how do you test for plugged or flow problem I have a temp gun but the front is cover with condenser and the other side with coolant fans , would you give me some tips how test radiators on vehicles please, thank you for sharing.

G H: my car is overheating on the freeway and when i turned the heater on there wasn't much heat coming out? any ideas???

Samantha Johnson: Plz help, 2013 Chrysler 300 started displaying the hot temp symbol on the dash but the gauge didn't move over to HOT it just normally stayed in the middle, 30 sec of driving later the car just completely went down and sounded as if the engine kept trying to turnover till i quickly shut it off from the ignition, followed by some steam from the engine.. what could the cause of this be? =( I'm scared.

levi knox: On my 98 oldsmobile cutlass keeps overheating changed water pump t stat no white foam in oil keep loosing colant out of the over flow any suggestions 

caleb tetloff: my dad was driving up a hill and the car stopped and overheated we open the radiator and it sounded like a teapot and steam shot out of it. we we had jut gotten off the high way. we put water in it and noticed it did not have coolant in it so if we put coolant in it will it stop over heating?

Full Armor: im driving a mazda 3 2008 model, i was heading for high lands when my engine overheated, my coolant went dry so i filled it up w water and had the car rested to cool down for hours, no over heating happen prior after this, im just concerned about you telling that once that red light on the dash board comes on then damage has been done, should i have to let a mechanic check out my car?

Ronald Jones: I have a problem. . When Im driving, my car runs cool. When I slew down or stop at a light it starts to get hot. As soon as I'm rolling again it starts to cool. What can that be? ? I put a brand new thing of coolant, put a new radiator, and still get the same problem

Cory Sanfilippo: Hey there, so I have a 79 BMW with the inline six 528i . I live in Arizona and its hot. I just bought the vehicle and replaced the water pump and got rid of the thermostat. I did a radiator flush and cleaning. I filled back up and did the regular all around service, oil, tranny brakes. She I start the car. There is smoke emitting from the exhaust manifold instantly but doesn't have a rattle like its lose? And suggestions. Also. When I start it. Within two minutes my coolant is just bubbling in my reservoir and really hot. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? Thank you very much. 

demitrious0927: Great video i learned a lot :) 

Chitab Koret: YOU ARE ALWAYS RIGHT #TrustMymechanic.i believe you and TRUST YOU!! I took my radiator for thorough check and cleaning.i thought my Daihatsu Feroza is dead but believe me NO MORE OVERHEATING,i felt the radiator cap it was cold as if in a refrigerator,not like before,it was so hot you wont attempt to feel it! Hey man,welcome to Kenya i give you a ride to Masai mara national park!

Vonetta Cousins: Ok , when was driving yesterday . My car was runing hot . But , when I pick up speed it cool off . I had the hole change last year . And when I park the car it leak little antifreeze . I have 2004 grand pix . 

geminiloves: This was very helpful. Thank you!!

Mike Cameramike: I am in Costa Rica - hot here all the time. No water in oil - no oil in water. Have changed and removed thermostat. I do need add antifreeze after 1-1.5 hours highway driving about 10 oz. Replaced cap. Suspect head gasket but no test fails. Replaced upper rad hose was weak. The metal pipe that the upper rad hose is badly rusted. Could my radiator be plugged - is there a good test for this? Fans operate wired them with manual control for a while - is wired back to normal now. Did HC test and it passes. Do not want to take to dealer - is last resort. Here is a video of cooling system pressure test. http://youtu.be/wHKXCcyItrI

Trevino Trevino: I have a little leak coming down and only over heats when im on the highway and smoking what can it be

Ruby Valdez: My radiator pops when i driving and i dont know why and over head went driving at slow speed can u help me? 

Mark Snodgrass: 2000 s10 overheated and quit and hasnt cranked since,checked forir fire and its getn fuel,oil isnt milky,not sure what to do next

Mr.G patel: Thank you very much this video help. 

Tunan Song: Hello there I hope you don't mind but I have a question regarding car cooling leak. I have a 03 Subaru Forester and it has been leaking antifreeze lately and two days ago the engine was over heating. I checked the radiator after the car was cool and it was completely empty but the reservoir was filled completely. The radiator is brand new and was installed probably a year ago. I refilled the radiator and brought it a friend, he opened the radiator gap while the engine was hot and radiator fluid was gashing out, he said that my radiator does not have a pressure issue. I just wanted to read out to you to find out what the issues could be. Thank you so much.

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