Car heats up

Tiny
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  • 2005 JEEP LIBERTY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,777 MILES
Okay, so my problem started when my friend turned on my A/C. We were driving and I started to notice my cool/heat dial was going to the red line, we park near a store and smoke is coming out. We let it cool down and put water so we could drive home. A family friend who knows about cars said it could be the thermostat or water pump so he fixes both. But now my car heats up just by driving it, I can’t drive for too long or my car will heat up and no I don’t have the A/C turned on. Please help!
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 3:45 PM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

There could be a couple of reasons.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

1. radiator clogged from debris.

2. head gasket damaged from the overheating.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

Both need to be checked to determine the failure.

Roy
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 4:06 PM
Tiny
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Should I still be driving the car? Could it be dangerous? Also my motor light is on what could that mean? Do I go to a mechanic to get these things checked?
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 4:10 PM
Tiny
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No. Do not drive it until you have a mechanic check it for you.

You could do more damage by driving it.

Roy
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 4:22 PM
Tiny
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OMG, okay! Thank you!
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 4:24 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Friday, July 12th, 2019 AT 4:45 PM

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