WHY DOES MY ENGINE GETS HOT QUICKLY AND GAS PEDAL IS HARD TO PRESS?

  • Tiny
  • Suriya301
  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
  • 76,000 MILES

My car engine gets really hot, inabout 20mins driving, my temperature goes till 90. It doesnt move after that. And also my gas pedal becomes hard, hard to press. I dont know whats wrong

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 2:48 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Mhpautos
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Are you loosing coolant? Check the thermostat is working and the cooling fan is coming on, also get the radiator cleaned as you may have a blocked core, get the temp under control first then we can look at the throttle problem.

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 10:07 AM
  • Tiny
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Hey. It can be water pump(less likely, but easy to check). Go to a service shop and check: Oil ways, oil pump, block of the engine(most likely problem)

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 AT 10:55 AM
  • Tiny
  • Birthofawaterdragon
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Whatever it is, do not go to Automobile Repairing and Service/ (616) 363-9551 in Grand Rapids, MI!

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Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 AT 9:58 PM

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