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Engine overheat, A/C shut off, fan hot

I did not notice that engine temp went up to H. I probably ran it for another 5 or 7 mins before stopping. The workshop flushed the radiator and the car runs fine for now. I'd like to know if the car is safe to drive for another few years. Anything else could be damaged because of the overheating? What signs I need to watch out for to know if there is any engine problem?
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  • jingyangwu Jul 26, 2009

    The car can go up to 60 mph with 2000 rpm, now it can only go up to 55 mph. I am not sure if I am paranoid or this indicates some engine damage and problem may pop up unexpectedly. Do you know? I did not pay attention to the fan noise before, but now I can hear the fan shut off about 5 seconds after the engine was turned off. Is it normal that fan stops after engine was turned off? I have been driving the car for 2 weeks now after the radiator repair. It seems to run fine. If it runs fine for now, does it mean that the car is safe for several months, ie, no damage to the engine? Big thanks!

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Chances are that your engine is ok. Bad engine overheating can seize the engine. Less extensive overheating can crack the engine especially the cylinder head and lead to power loss or mixing of water and engine oil. If water is mixing with oil, the oil looks milky. If your car is not losing power and the oil looks normal then chances are that there was no damage to your engine.

Just make sure that whatever caused the overheating in the first place is sorted out - perhaps the radiator flushing resolved the cause of the overheating.

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Replaced water pump, thermostat,radiator,radiator cap.we have checked all the fluids they are good. we checked the gaskets and seals see no leaks from the hoses. Still over heating please help 2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS.

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