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Radiator, lean fuel mixture, wrong timing.. these are very general causes. Maybe if you gave us more information, including make and model, anything recently done that might be the cause..

Apr 29, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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My 1997 mx6 2.5l g2 has a blown head gasket (milky oil and loss of water.) I need to find whats causing the overheating. do you have any ideas as to whats causing this. thanks

you may have answered your own question .a blown head gasket will cause water to get in the oil therefore loss of water will cause it to overheat.driving under these conditions will cause more engine problems.

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Why does my 89 ford bronco loose power and backfire after 45 mph

A back fire is caused by detonation/low grade gas , detonation high fuel temperature via overheating engine, poor or incorrect valve timing , all of these things contribute to power loss , if you give detailed info it will help your cause

Nov 14, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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Loss of power

Loss of power after running for a while can be caused by anything from a partially clogged catalytic converter to engine overheating due to a faulty engine cooling system. Lots of other things can cause it as well.

Mar 18, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Your transmission fluid is dangerously low (tranny is dry). The pops & jerks are the transmission
internal components trying not to seize onto each other due to lack of lubrication and/or overheating.
Low transmission fluid leads not only to loss of lubrication but lots of overheating (of the tranny).
The loss of Elantra performance (speed tops out at 55), is caused by power loss due to friction inside the transmission. All your power is lost overheating the transmission (toward destruction), instead of
being transmitted through the transmission to the wheels.

The 2004 Elantra takes Hyundai SP-III Automatic Transmission Fluid, with 8.4 quarts used in a
total refill - but just 5 quarts at a fluid change. For How-to transmission fluid change instructions: claims that 2004 Hyundai Elantra can take these non-Hyundai ATF's:
Lucas Semi-Synthetic Multivehicle ATF
Pennzoil Muilt Vehicle ATF
Valvoline Maxlife Dex/Merc ATF
Castrol High Mileage ATF

Jan 05, 2011 | 2004 Hyundai Elantra

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Overheated replaced radiator now leak oil and

There isn't much you could have done incorrectly by changing the radiator to cause the problems you have now. Therefore, I'm guessing that you badly overheated the engine. When that happens, engine seals become brittle and loose their ability to seal which results in oil leaks. High temperatures can cause the compression rings on the pistons to relax, in which case you are now loosing compression which not only causes performance loss but will also pressurize the inside of the engine and cause leaks.. Extreme heating can also allow your timing chain to stretch a bit, also causing performance problems.
If you have already checked the condition of the ignition system to make sure there is no arcing and spark loss, I'd do a compression and or cylinder leak-down test to check the internal condition of the engine.
If everything turns out to be OK inside, then treat this like any other performance problem and test all sensors, run a code test and make sure the air filter is clean and the converter is flowing well. As for oil leaks, Replace seals or gaskets that are leaking.

Jul 08, 2010 | 2003 Jeep Wrangler

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Loss of power after and irratic idle after overheating

check your catalytic converter, and check to see if you have oil in the water or visa versa

May 13, 2010 | 1994 Honda Civic Del Sol

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What are the symptoms and causes of a cloged catalytic converter

Symptoms are rough running, stalling, poor gas mileage, and especially a strong smell of rotten eggs (sulfuric acid). The main cause is old age, but poor/cheap/contaminated fuel can also be a contributing factor.

Bill B

May 07, 2010 | Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Cars & Trucks

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Power steering loss, overheating, dash board power

It sounds to me like the serpetine belt broke, DO NOT continue to drive it. The water pump (for engine cooling), the power steering pump, and the alternator (electrical system) are no longer operating. Have it towed to a shop or have someone put a new belt on it.

Jan 04, 2010 | 2000 BMW 5 Series

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