If you get a leak in your radiator, water pump, hoses, head gasket or thermostat housing, your engine isn’t going to be able to cool properly.
Leaks, clogs or problems with the radiator fan all mean that heat can’t properly escape your vehicle, which will cause the temperature to rise.
Why is my car overheating but it has coolant in it?
A blown head gasket can be the cause or the result of car overheating issues. Coolant can leak out, air gets sucked in, and the engine temperature needle wraps around to full hot. Plugged heater core. The heat exchanger inside your car that keeps you warm on cold days can cause your engine to overheat.
What are 10 common causes of overheating?
Here are some of the most common reasons a vehicle’s cooling system begins to fail:
- Leaks in the Cooling System. Leaks are the #1 reason a vehicle begins to overheat.
- Coolant Concentration.
- Bad Thermostat.
- Bad Radiator.
- Worn Out or Burst Hoses.
- Bad Radiator Fan.
- Loose or Broken Belts.
- Bad Water Pump.
What happens if your car overheats and you keep driving?
Do not continue to use a vehicle when overheating or with a cooling system leak. Continued driving may cause damage, and adding coolant to a leaking system will not get you very far. Do not use cold water to refill a hot engine, as this can cause damage as well. Always use the correct coolant for your car.
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