Engine shut off after overheating

Tiny
NICOLE CHELSEY BROWN
  • MEMBER
  • 2007 TOYOTA YARIS
  • 1.0L
  • 3 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 205,000 MILES
We drove long distance, approximately 2.5 hours. The water light/temperature appeared upon us driving uphill. We let the car to free wheel down the mountain hoping to cool it down and stopped every now and then. Regrettably we were in a dangerous area so couldn't pull over often. Eventually the car cut out by itself. There was no more water left in the car. Someone brought us water. Filled the car up. Lots of smoke/steam escaped the car once we added water. Tried to start the car and it just swings. Eventually managed to kick start the car. Arrived at the destination. Turned car off. Tried to start it again and it just swings. Car also started to make a funny noise when putting my foot further down the accelerator.
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 AT 6:12 PM

9 Replies

Tiny
KASEKENNY1
  • EXPERT
Can you get a recording of the noise? I am worried we may have the worst case scenario with these issues which is the engine overheated and damaged bearings or other internal engine damage and it will need an engine at this point.

A recording will help confirm this and we can go from there. Thanks

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-an-overheating-engine
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
NICOLE CHELSEY BROWN
  • MEMBER
I will get a recording as soon as possible. It's currently 4:22am here so will need to wait a few hours.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
NICOLE CHELSEY BROWN
  • MEMBER
Okay, so we got the car started this morning, it sounds sick so will need to send it in to a mechanic. My partner suggested we maybe remove the thermostat as it might be a problem.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, November 19th, 2020 AT 9:50 PM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Good morning,

Replace the thermostat, do not just remove it. You will damage the engine if you leave it out.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-an-engine-thermostat-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-thermostat

Make sure the shop does a leak down test to check for a failed head gasket.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/radiator-pressure-test

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

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 20th, 2020 AT 3:23 AM
Tiny
NICOLE CHELSEY BROWN
  • MEMBER
Thank you for your response. I will have to send the car in as we cannot find the thermostat.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 20th, 2020 AT 7:02 AM
Tiny
NICOLE CHELSEY BROWN
  • MEMBER
We contacted the previous owner of the car and he advised us he took the thermostat out the car. So I've been driving over a year without a thermostat.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 20th, 2020 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
Okay, then that is the reason for the overheating and the engine damage. I attached the procedure for you and some pictures.

You will most likely be replacing the engine from that procedure.

Roy

REMOVAL
1. DRAIN ENGINE COOLANT

imageOpen In New TabZoom/Print

2. REMOVE WATER INLET
(a) Remove the 2 nuts and separate the water inlet with radiator hose from the cylinder block.

ImageOpen In New TabZoom/Print

3. REMOVE THERMOSTAT
(a) Remove the thermostat from the cylinder block.
(b) Remove the gasket from the thermostat.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Friday, November 20th, 2020 AT 9:47 AM
Tiny
NICOLE CHELSEY BROWN
  • MEMBER
Thank you very much for your assistance. I really appreciate it.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 20th, 2020 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
  • EXPERT
You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, November 20th, 2020 AT 11:37 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Sponsored links