RECENTLY MY CAR STARTED RUNNING HOT

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
  • 143,000 miles

Recently my car started running hot. The coils and the sparks have been checked. One person suggested a blown head gasket. The motor has a bad vibration /shake to it. I need help : -(

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 12:54 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rivermikerat
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  • 6,118 posts

You could perform a head gasket leak test. You could get the computer scanned for both soft and hard codes. What's the condition of the coolant? Does the heater blow hot air? Does the coolant appear to be circulating?

Might be: Blown head gasket (but you should see white smoke out the tailpipe if it is)
Thermostat stuck closed
Water pump not functioning
Cooling fan(s) not activating
Cooling fan switch not operating
Fan relay bad
Engine temp sensor bad
Radiator clogged

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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 1:34 PM

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