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Engine Overheating


Engine Overheating occurs if you do not have enough coolant in your cooling system. Turn off the engine as soon as possible and do not continue to drive to avoid more damage. Let the vehicle cool down before inspecting what could cause the overheating. To assure no further damage get the car towed to the dealership. Another possible cause of engine overheating is the accumulation of rust and scale which prevents normal circulation of coolant. The system should be flushed. The collapsed hose prevents normal coolant recirculation. Check the hoses and replace collapsed hoses. A thermostat might be stuck closed, blocking coolant circulation. If the drive belt is not slipping and the engine overheats without the radiator becoming warm, the thermostat is probably defectiijve. Replace it and retest the system.