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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Replaced Ford Escort Engine But Now Won’t Start

Engine crank but doesn’t start in my1998 Ford Escort 2zx DOHC. I changed the engine after overheated the old one, keeping the multiple injection and thermostat core with sensors. Was replaced timing belt, CKP, CMP, spark plugs. After workshop with the engine following each test to try to start it, continue without spark and not…

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Hyundai Elantra Overheats and Stopped Running

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…

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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…

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