Common Engine Overheating Causes
The most common cause of engine overheating is due to lack of coolant. If your coolant level is too low, your vehicle’s cooling system cannot work properly. Coolant levels can drop through normal use. If you notice significant drops in the fluid level, check for coolant leaks or the possibility of a clogged radiator. To learn more about the warning signs, see our page on the signs of a coolant leak. Also make sure to use the coolant ratio recommended for your vehicle. Consult your owners manual for the correct levels.
Your vehicle’s cooling system is designed to keep your engine running within normal temperature ranges (typically 195 to 220℉, depending on make and model). Coolant will boil at 225℉, but pressure created by the radiator cap and coolant blend ratios also help to increase the temperature that can be withstood.
Fan, Pump, Hose, and Thermostat Failures
A faulty radiator or radiator fan can cause engine overheating if proper cooling is not occurring. Additionally, when a water pump (one of the most important parts of the cooling system) malfunctions, it can lead to leaks or bearing problems that can cause overheating. Hose damage and hose collapses can also play a part in inadequate cooling, as well was a stuck or faulty thermometer.
The Consequences of Overheating
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