Engine overheating

Tiny
KRIS2020
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  • 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 789 MILES
A/C shutting down due to engine temperature light came on and than followed by Engine Powering down.

Took it to dealer because there is a warranty on this car for water pump. After a bad experience they said it was already replaced that it's the Engine Coolant Tank. They wanted double the price of other mechanics. So we brought it home.

The car wouldn't start at first, when it did it ran for 15 minutes before it started with the engine powering down due to temperature and temperature gauge up. Touched the engine plate and it was not hot at all. Has anyone else had this happen because it seems it may be a sensor not what there saying.

It's important to note we have no heat coming from vents when this is happening.
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 3:23 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

If you lose heat, then either it is low on coolant or there is no circulation of engine coolant. That would certainly cause the overheat issue. Is engine coolant full?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-coolant-59420607

If you take a look through this link, it indicates coolant is the first thing to check when there is no heat.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-heater-not-working

Check that and let me know what you find.

Joe
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 7:04 PM

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