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Overheating car was idling and overheated to the point of antifreeze over flow and temp was to the red line, what is causing this and how do i fix it. i am consistant at getting the oil changed on time and having all the fluids checked

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  • moira74 May 09, 2009

    thanks for your help!

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This problem is not related to your service record. It seems that you look after your car better than most. This overheating problem can be due to the electric fan that cools the engine when you are going slow and idling does not engage when required. This problem can be caused by the coolant fan relay or coolant fan motor or temp sensor or computer. This problem requires professional help that will solve your problem with at least 2 estimates.. Hope this helps. Moe

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You might have air bubbles stuck in the coolant system. Check your engine for a air bleed valve which slowly lets the built up air pressure out of your coolant system. These air pockets heat up very quickly and should be bled out.

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    tbock86 May 09, 2009

    The antifreeze overflow is because of the hot air trying to get out of the system through the radiator.

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It sounds like the thermostat is stuck in the closed position. Replacing the thermostat should solve this problem.

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