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Engine overheats — how to diagnose

Engine overheats — What to check Engine overheating can be caused by many things. But to diagnose it properly, we need a bit more information. • Is it overheating at highway speeds, or • Is it overheating in stop and go traffic, or • Does your car overheat only when stopped and idling? First things to check if your car is overheating in city driving or at stops. #1 Check your coolant level. If there’s no coolant in the reservoir, you’ve got a leak or a head gasket problem where … Read More


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