Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance


(2007 Chevrolet Equinox)
in Bronx, NY on July 14, 2011
what cause engine to overheat
Displaying 1 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
Many things can cause an engine to overheat.The first obvious thing to check is the coolant level. Check the coolant both in the coolant expansion tank and radiator when the engine is "cold". On most vehicles the water pump is driven by the timing belt or chain, but if your engine uses an externally driven belt to drive the water pump visually check that it is present and tensioned correctly. If there is coolant loss the source of the leak needs to be found and repaired. A thermostat the has stuck closed not allowing engine coolant to circulate to the radiator will cause over heating, if the cooling fan does not engage when the engine has exceeded normal operating temperature that would cause over heating, radiator that is restricted, or a blown head gasket can all cause over heating conditions.
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
It starts overheating after 10min of driving then I start to hear bubbling noises. I’ve checked for leaks an nothing ...
Ive have a toyota celica that has code 12 showing that will shut engine off after driving for a little while. After i...
Didn't find what you were looking for?