Tag Archives: Overheating

Answers to some common causes of engine overheating on your car or truck. Expert mechanics give free help and advice.


Xterra Coolant In Oil After Replacing Gaskets

I replaced the knock sensor and intake gaskets on my 2001 Nissan Xterra, and without thinking didn’t tighten the bolts down to proper torque specs. Engine drove fine for about 15 minutes then overheated, realized my mistake and redid gaskets with proper torque specs. Started engine up again, and the dreaded white smoke was coming out of my tailpipe, so some coolant must have gotten…

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Chevy Impala Overheating and Shut Off

My 2006 Chevy Impala I’ve been overheating due to a radiator leak and we put stop leak and in on the drive home it started to over heat and then everything shut off. Lost all power. Key stuck and gears locked. plz help. ANSWER: Sounds like you have more than one problem. Stop can work sometimes to fix a small radiator leak, but can also…

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Nissan Has Overheating Issue

I have a over heating issue. I have checked coolant and it’s fine and full. I was driving and noticed my temperature gauge was moving up so I pulled over put it in park and noticed the gauge was going back down to where it always sit I drove again few minutes later same thing again. Wondering if any advice about this problem? Answer: There…

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Nissan Altima Heater blowing cold air all the time

I have a 2003 Nissan Altima a couple of days ago the car over heated we drove it less than 2 minutes and put coolant in it. It was bone dry but we filled it up well ever since then my car has been acting crazy. Ever since then my car was been having steam/smoke coming out from under the hood i notice this whenever…

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My Dodge Is Knocking – Intrepid Transmission Problem – Neon Smokes

Dodge Engine Knocking Live Chat: I need help on a 318 that started knocking, then I shut it. Off then pulled the plugs added some Marlves let it sit for a few days and now cant get it to turn. What should I try? Answer: Seems like you’ve had an internal engine failure. During the time it was knocking and then after shutting it off…

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My 2001 Chevy Malibu 3.1L Is Overheating

I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu. Bought it new. Very low maintenance car so far. Now my heat will only work if driven down the road or RPM’s raised. Replaced thermostat. No leaks any where. Heater core not clogged. Full of coolant. Does NOT overheat. What could it be? What size engine? How have you determined the heater core is not restricted? 3.1 engine. Flushed…

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Buick Lesabre Overheating And Hesitates

1997 Buick Lesabre Limited. I have had TONS of things replaced on this car, (approx $14,000.oo including purchase price and deer hit repair which is about $7,000 of that). Car has aprox 206K runs awesome, drives like new, everything functions. (or at least when i bought it they did). The climate control display (digital) panel has been going out, and now is always black. This…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Overheating

Hello first time here, just looking for a little help or a lot, well here is my issues. I purchased a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix gt 171k. It had a blown headgasket, so did all repairs, valve job, new water pump, ect sensor, t-stat, upper and lower hoses, replaced radiator not new but good. Also all new gaskets. Car fired right up.  Sounded good got to…

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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Overheats and Blown Engine

Hello. Wow it’s free? Most of these charge money. Yes we are. Well just a few questions…car is a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L 3100. I have a pro GM mechanic of 20 years working on this thing. I bought car 56000 on it last year with really bad coolant in it, oil was great. Had it flushed and after that seemed overheating but we kept…

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Hyundai Elantra Overheats and Stopped Running

Question: I have a Hyundai Elantra which stopped running. When I had it towed to the Hyundai dealer, they told me that the head gasket was blown. They indicated that the upper and lower radiator hoses had been reversed at the thermostat housing causing air to be trapped at the front of the housing and the coolant temperature sensor does not read trapped air, causing…

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1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Overheats

My 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo has been leaking coolant and on way home got hot and lost power and spits and sputters at 2k RPM. hat would the problem be? ProTech: Well you would have to find the cause of the leak. You obviously lost too much coolant to cause the engine to overheat and could have resulted in more damage. I’ve replaced the water…

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Dodge Van Engine Goes To Hot Mark On Gauge

Engine gets hot. Gauge goes to the hot line. Radiator and top hose not getting hot, but top hose feels under pressure and no thermostat. Answer: What make model and year vehicle is this? There is no thermostat in the engine? 1995 dodge van 360 engine Was the thermostat taken out to try to fix this problem? Yes. OK. With no thermostat and the engine…

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My 2003 Chevrolet Impala Is Over Heating

Hi my name is Jim. I got a 2003 Chevrolet Impala overheating. Already replace the thermostat but still overheating. Protech: You could have a bad cylinder head gasket or leaking intake gaskets causing your overheating problem, or it just could have a large air pocket in the cooling system from when you changed the thermostat. The check engine light is on and I have no…

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Oil and Coolant Mixing In Engine- Pictures

I had the pleasure recently, or displeasure rather, of getting a customer’s vehicle that was overheating and running very poorly. Once I got in and started it up, I knew it was going to be pretty messed up. The engine was knocking, misfiring, and almost immediately going into the red on the temperature gauge! I pulled it in and the first thing I did was…

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