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2006 Chevrolet Equinox Question: WHY I MY 2006 EQUINOX RUNNING HOT. WHAT MAY CAUSING IT TO OVER HEAT.

 

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MONICAH, Seattle, WA, September 09, 2013, 21:18
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IN STOP and go traffic my tends to get hot.

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    ChevyASE September 10, 2013, 03:09
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    How hot? What does the temp guage show? Do you see any leaks or puddles on the ground after you park it and return to the vehicle? Do you smell coolant when you are outside the vehicle? Which engine do you have in the vehicle (4 or 6 cylinder)?

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    MONICAH, September 11, 2013, 07:45
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    All the way to the red, no smoke or steam is coming out no leaks that I have ever notice

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    ChevyASE, September 13, 2013, 03:21
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    If it is hitting the red, and you have no leaks, you could have a bad thermostat, a cooling fan issue, or a water pump issue. Take it to a shop and have the system pressure tested to look for leaks, and then, have them check the cooling system with an emissions analyzer probe to see if there are any hydrocarbons in the system. You could have a head gasket issue. Unless you have access to test equipment, the diag won't be a DIY type issue. You could also have a bad temp sensor or Temp Guage issue, but that would be less common.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper September 10, 2013, 06:16
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    poss water pump is leaking or cooling fan issue

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