Common causes of engine overheats after extended driving or long waits in traffic

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GaadiAdvisor® - Engine Over Heating

Symptom: Engine quickly overheats. Engine runs fine but gets very hot shortly after you start it. This problem usually occurs after only five minutes or after traveling some meters. You may or may not notice steam coming from the bonnet or coolant smell. 

Possible causes: 

 Engine coolant level may be very low. The Fix: Refill the coolant to the proper level.

The Radiator fan may not be coming on. The Fix: Repair or replace the Radiator fan or repair wiring, replace fuse & relay 

The Radiator fan may not be running in proper speed The Fix: Repair or replace the Radiator fan or check & replace fan resistance.

There may be blockage in Radiator The Fix: Repair or replace the Radiator

The engine’s coolant thermostat may be stuck or closed. The Fix: Replace the thermostat.

There may be a vacuum leak. The Fix: Check and replace vacuum lines as required.

There may be coolant temperature sensor. The Fix: Check and replace & check also wiring

There may be a leak in the cooling system. The Fix: Repair the leak and refill coolant.

There may be a leak in the heater core. The Fix: Replace the heater core

The engine ignition timing may be set wrong. The Fix: Adjust ignition timing.

Engine head gasket may be failure. The Fix: Replace gaskets. The engine may have mechanical problems. The Fix: Check compression to determine the engine’s condition.

Note: Don’t drive! Stop you car in side, call helpline & take your car service center by crane.

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