There comes a times you are set for a long pleasurable drive but after sometime of driving you check and your temperature meter has risen to ‘H’ and strange hot air and water is finding its way out of your vehicle engine and your engine stops. This situation is called overheating and the common causes are highlighted in this article.
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- FAULTY THERMOSTAT; an electrical component of a vehicle is called thermostat and it plays a great role in regulating the temperature of the engine through its activities. The thermostat monitors the engine temperature and send a signal to the coolant chamber to be opened as well the signals the cooling fan to start fanning the engine. However a faulty thermostat doesn’t discharge this duties and that results in overheating as the engine is not being fed with the coolant and the cool air from the fan.
- LEAKAGES; coolant fluid could leak and leads to overheating over the engine. Leak prone areas include; Radiator hoses, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket as well as cylinder heads.
- RADIATORS; the radiator is the coolant fluid reservoir of your vehicle but when debris clog pore spaces of your radiator it poses a threat as coolants would be made to leak and overheating results.
- COOLING FANS; a cooling fan works with the coolants to regulate the temperature of the engine, however a faulty fan that fails to fan the engine would leave the coolant overwhelm with heat from the engine resulting in overheating.
- EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE; This occurs when there is a blockade in the catalytic converter causing extreme exhaust pressure to return to the engine.
- HARD AND NON RELEASING BRAKES; A break disc or parking break that is not releasing could over work the engine and cause overheating of your engine.