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

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

In some cases, vehicle engine may be running fine and the overheating problem only occurs on extended drives or long waits in traffic. If this is the case with your vehicle, check on the following possible issues.

Symptom: Engine runs fine but gets very hot while driving in high speed. This problem usually occurs after moderate to extended periods of driving. You may or may not notice steam coming from the bonnet/hood or coolant smell.

Possible causes:

  • The car is over loaded or being driven too hard. The Fix: Lighten the load and back off the gas.
  • The radiator may be clogged or line blocked.  The Fix: Reverse flush the radiator and fill with fresh coolant, neither replace radiator.
  • There may be air in the cooling system. The Fix: Bleeding a cooling system for remove air.

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