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




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chachee15: my heat goes off and on. When the needle is half way or more, it blows freezing air out when its set on 90 degrees. I have been to the mechanic 3 times already and i have to go back because its still doing it. He changed the thermostat, flushed out coolant, replaced water pump, and its still doing it. Have any idea what is causing that? 

Wayne Buffin: 1995 buick century temp go up just replaced the thermostat...sensor ...the hose at the top is not getting pressure....wonder what could it be the temp guage gose half then down a lil then slowly back up..wonder if the sensor is defect..

Alicia Johnson: My radiator be low but my coolest jug full wat could ir be and the left fan come on when I'm riding and antifreeze in the jug 

Francis Sylvan: Hi. I am having a problem with my 1991 Toyota Corolla. I recently changed out the original engine (Which was carburated) to a fuel injected one, the problem that i am experiencing is, when started and is left idling for long the engine behaves like it is flooding and shuts down. Can you give a reason or reasons that would be causing this problem. Any information given to solve this would be greatly appreciated. 

Amir Esmail: My 04 toyota prado After driving at high speeds the engines becomes really hot and removes a lot of heat what could be the issue, I've checked the coolant, and the coolant box removes smoke when you open it...

Ara J: does the radiator cap has to do with overheating ...when I drive my car for like 10 minutes and I pop the hood I hear some bubbling and pressure noises come from the radiator cap ?? should it be silent and no breathing at all or what ??

chrmantilla: Hi, please help me here. My car does not overheat, the temp needle is normally at the middle. After driving with the ac on and shutting the car off, coolant starts to come from the overflow tank, it doesn't leak, it comes with a lot of pressure and a big lake of coolant appears under the car. I have to add coolant daily...

sicario por gusto: I got quick question my starts to over heat when I'm going really slow or stopped at a light but as soon as I start going and pick up some speed the temperature drops to normal I've ran it on the freeway and the temperature stays normal but as soon as I pull off and stop at a light it starts raising fast, I'm thinking thermostat. What do u think?

eduardo garcia: The needle be normally on the middle but after driving about 30 min the needle be goin from 1/2 to a bit more then 3/4 back to 1/2 randomly .. what could be the problem?

erman ercin: I just replaced my car engine at dealer because my engine failed. I just picked my yesterday and drove 100 miles start overheating again. We changed radiator and put new engine but still overheating so what could be the problem?

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

ralfman5: Hi, my car while slow speeds or idle the needle goes 3/4 then u can hear the fan kick in and the needle returns to 1/2 then it shuts off and cycle repeats itself but when I turn the heater on, the needle always stays in the middle. What can be the issue? Coolant levels r good, even though u can smell the coolant burning. I have done a pressure test, and passes. Thank you

Gabriel Corona: i have a 1997 f150 with the 5.4l motor triton. MY RESERVOIR TANK LEAKS COOLANT OUT OF THE CAP WHILE ITS RUNNING. MY TEMPERAYURE GOES UP A LIL AND THAN DROPPS TO THE BOTTOM AND THEN IT STARTS OVERFLOWING OUT THE RESERVOIR CAP. PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT.

Chandra Tomy: well my car is 2011 strada triton, it only overheating when the rpm is high or the 4wd is on, have any idea why?

Destiny Zachero: I know you are probably tired of answering questions but we are really stumped. We have a 96 monte carlo and have replaced the radiator,water pump, thermostat and sensor this week. We have also parked it uphill and "burped" it. It is still running hot, it has water and coolant. We have check all possibilities including a blown head gasket. Time is an issue being out of town, of course had to happen then. Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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? 

borrego celery: I like the explanation

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.

Gabriel Corona: TRUSTMYMECHANIC My f150 5.4l motor starts running for 10-15 minutes and than it starts leaking coolant out the cap of the reservoir. the temp gage does not move but a lil and than drops to the bottom. its not over heating but overflows out the cap of reservoir. This is my work truck what can i do. Please help me brotha..

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.

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.

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 

Anthony Campbell: So my car was trying to over heat and i checked it my drain plug for the radiator was missing when i pour coolant into the radiator it just goes straight in the ground if my fix is just 3 dollars i don't to have to buy a whole new radiator when its not needed also my car cut off at the light is that due to no motor oil or lack of coolent? i have a 2000 hyundai sonata 

Tim Te Rupe: thanks for your input very good advise 

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?

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!

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

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

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

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

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!

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 

danny dash: can i jump the wire on my ect sensor wire or will it blow a fuse 

Freeman Emmanuel: Hello sir, i have vw Mk 3 1.8 engine saloon car which recently started overheating, b4 this time it the needle always to the middle when an driving @ 90-120 km n above, it has a little leakage like a drop per two second at the bottom part of the radiator, the coolant was boiling hot i tried to manage it to a safe place b4 its top cylinder gasket got burned, b4 this time i have noticed the water pump is faulty not pumping cooling into the radiator, the next day i replaced it with a new one along side with the gasket but the current problem is, the coolant is still boiling. and when i place my hand at the back of the fan i could feel some heat the is brown out of the radiator, and both top and low radiator horse are hot when i start the engine for like 15 minute, so please what do you suggest i do to normalize the boiling coolant. a mechanic suggest buying new top cylinder which he said is the course.

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

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?

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.

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

someblindkhaos: 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 ??

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??

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?

EChord1: Helped a lot - thanks for giving such thorough info!

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? 

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 

demitrious0927: Great video i learned a lot :) 

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

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.

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!

Dee1681: Hi I have a mitsubishi shogun the temperature gauge rises when the engine heats and steam is coming from bottom of the engine and no hot air comes through the dashboard can you tell me me what is causing this? 

geminiloves: This was very helpful. Thank you!!

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