Why does a car run at a normal temperature while running but gets hot while idling?

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Cooling fan may not be working as it should. If it is not coming on either the fan is defective, fuse is blown, or the thermal sensor is bad. If it is running and the engine is still overheating the radiator may be partially clogged.

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Why would a car get hot while driving but cool down when sitting idle?

1) Low coolant level?2) Radiator restricted with leaves or other debris?3) water pump not circulating coolant properly?4) defective thermostat?5) system airbound?6) coolant fan (if any) not operating?7) radiator hoses collapsing?

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Why does engine coolant overflow but the temperature is normal?

In all probability you either have a bad radiator cap or an air lock.

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Why does your car overheat at idle or in slow traffic BUT NOT WHEN IM DRIVING AT NORMAL SPEEDS?

Make sure the radiator fan is operating properly. You should also check your coolant your radiator might need flushed or it may need burped

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Why does 350 idles good but cuts out runs rough while driving or under load?

A 350 engine will idle good but cut out and run rough while driving if there is a vacuum leak. This causes too much air to enter the engine under load.

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Why does a engine run good cold but not hot?

well is it a newer car or what um it is prol your intake temperature sencer

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Why is your Car stalling at normal operating temperature?

Depends on year, make, and model. Just because the car stalls doesnt mean that its the temperature that is the problem. Can be hundreds of reasons. A common one is the alternator isn't charging the battery which is therefor not running the engine. This causes your engine to not get the electrical...

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Why does car runs at normal temp but don't put heat in the car what is wrong?

Blower fan may not be working. Check the fuses, make sure you can hear the blower running. If it is, then, water level could be low. The water level can be low and the gauge still read normall temp. If that's ok, selector might not be moving heater door to heat. Also the heater core may be bypass...

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What does it mean when temperature gage moves but not running hot?

Most likely the thermostat spring is weak, or the thermostat is sticking, causing the thermostat to open too early and stay open too long. This will cause water to circulate to the radiator, causing the temperature of the cooling water to fall below the target temperature, and so the temp guage f...

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Why will engine hesitate and sputter on acceleration and run normal at static idle?

There are a few possibilities, there might be a restriction in the air system, usually caused by a plugged air filter, if not, it is also possible your fuel filter is plugged, if that doesn't fix the problem, the most likely issue is a weak fuel pump.

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How do you fix a temperature gauge in a 1998 mystique your car will run for a while and get really hot but you have no idea if it is overheating at all?

Check engine water temp with a thermometer -- Replace temperature sending unit

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Why is your 1995 caprice classic temperature gage showing hot but car is not hot?

Reset it back to zero and see if it works

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Why a car overheats when driving but cools at idle?

check your fluids it is probably low on antifreeze and if it still does it change your thermostat that should fix the problem

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What if your ac feels cold at idle but gets warm when running down the road?

U should prolly pusome more compressed liquid nitrogen because youre prolly running out. and the cahh gets too hoott for the nitrogen to stand it.

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What would make a BMW 3 series jerk at low speed or while running at idle speed but not with the car rolling?

This can happen due to few reasons. Check the spark plugs, any Air leaks on hoses, check the SICV -- Slow Idle Control Valve(if not move well,clean with the petrol),check the proper voltage and specially check the FPR--Fuel Pressure Regulator. If you check those areas,you can eliminate the proble...

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Will a bad temperature sensor make your car run hot?

It can if your sensor is hooked up to your fan. What happens is that the signal from the temperature sender turns your fan on, or doesn't if it's not working. If your fan isn't turning on when it should your car will run hot. To check your temperature sender disconnect the plug from the sender an...

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Why is my car running hot but not overheating?

Thermostat: Another possible issue could be a problem with the thermostat.A vehicle's thermostat is responsible for regulating the amount of coolant flowing through the engine.A broken or malfunctioning one can easily cause your car to overheat.If your vehicle has low oil, it might be causing you...

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Why does the car shake while in drive and idle but not reverse or nutral?

have you tried to get your wheel realigned

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Is your car running hot when the temperature gauge is at the halfway mark?

That depends on what the car is supposed to run at.

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Should the rear disc get hot while the vehicle runs?

You mean the rear disk brakeif yesyes it should get hot which means that it is doing it's job

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Why does integra gets hot when not running?

Because it's sitting in the sun.

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Why does temperature go up when idle?

cooling fan not working

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Why does car run fine when engine is cold but dies when engine is hot?

Chances are that you have an air leak or fault in the vacuum side of your intake that causes you engine to run lean when the choke or enrichment circuit is disengaged. Or you have a problem with your normal fuel supply circuit. -Check your vacuum lines and vacuum operated devices for leaks. -Chec...

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Why does a car engine get hot?

The reason a car engine gets hot is due to the heat generated from the combustion process. When the air/fuel mixture is lit off from the spark plug, you have the rapid expansion of gases that makes some heat, but most of the heat that is generated is from the volatility of the ignited fuel. I had...

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Why does a car exhaust get hot?

From the combustion process in the engine.

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Why does the engine temperature rise when the car idles?

Your radiator cooling fan is malfunctioning

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Why does your car run hot?

9 times out of 10 its low on antifreeze/coolant. either from leaking internally or externally.could be a weak or bad water pumpclogged radiatoror any of hundreds of other causes for overheating

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Why does the 31 liter V6 go from normal idle to a fast rev while moving or stopped?

You have a leak somewhere on your intake. Good place to start, have you replaced an item recently, if so was a new gasket used? If not replace the gasket. Also some worn or cracked vaccume lines will cause this.

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Why does my ac get warm at idle?

When your car starts moving, the airflow restores the cooling ability to your system.Now, for the feeling of warm air at idle, if your car has a sight glass on the receiver/ dryer assembly or the small AC hose.Bubbles mean your system is low on AC refrigerant, which usually means a leak is occurr...

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What causes a car to run hot while sitting still?

The most likely reason for this type of problem is that your fan isn't working, but the reason, and the fix, will differ depending on the car you drive.Intermittent overheating problems can also be caused by low coolant, air in the cooling system, a bad coolant temperature sensor, or even a fault...

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What causes a car to run hot while driving?

By a large margin, the most common cause for engine overheating is simply a low coolant level.Your engine's cooling system relies on coolant to circulate and remove heat from the engine.No amount of running the heater in the summer will help if you don't have enough coolant in the radiator to tra...

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What is normal engine vacuum at idle?

Normal Engine Operation At idling speed, an engine at sea level should show a steady vacuum reading between 17" and 21" HG.A quick opening and closing of the throttle should cause vacuum to drop below 5" then rebound to 21" or more.

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Why does car gets hot?

Stuck thermostat or bad water pump or bad heater core or clogged radiator.

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Why would your neon overheat while in a park but when you turn on the heating inside of the car it would cool down to a normal running temperature?

There are a few possibilities as to the cause, bad thermostat, low coolant level, inefficient water pump, restricted / clogged radiator, and so on... The reason it cools down, is the heater unit in the passenger compartment is actually a small radiator, and when you warm up the interior, you are ...

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Why does my car jerk and act like it's going to choke out while idling in drive but runs fine in park or neutral?

change left side windo

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Why does Car die at idle?

All cars, with a fuel injection system, use some form of idle control valve that lets a small amount of air into the fuel sytem to keep the engine idling when the throttle is closed.From my experience, this valve is a common problem and is relatively cheap and easy to repair.Of course it could be...

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What temperature should a truck run at?

Ideally, your engine's temperature should fall somewhere in between 195 to 220 degrees.If your engine is operating normally, the needle will be near the center of the gauge.

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Why would a car start but not rev above 2 rpm's at idle but it still runs rough and makes rough sound?

I get the gist of the question. Could be a plugged fuel filter or a plugged catalytic converter. Try the fuel filter first as it relatively cheap.

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What would cause your 1992 Chevy caprice to shut off when you put it into a running gear but stay at a good idle while in park?

A vacuum leak can do that. Check the gasket at the base of the throttle body for a vacuum leak.

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Why would a car stop running while driving but start up again after a few minutes?

The clogging of your fuel injectors or carburetor jets may induce vapor lock.See the link listed below:

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What temperature should a car engine run at?

For most cars, the normal operating engine temperature is in a range of 195 to 220 degrees Fahrenheit, though most dashboard temperature gauges don't show an exact temperature.Instead, there are typically markings for cold and hot on the edges of the gauge and a normal range in the middle.

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Why would the temperature gauge in a car go slightly cold while driving on the freeway and revert to normal temperature on surface streets?

Not uncommon, older vehicles used belt driven fans without any variable speed using more fuel/hp - steadier engine temps, newer belt driven fans had thermostatic or clutch type fans that were driven by fluid clutch, hotter the air going across fan, more air it would pull, still not ideal but less...

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How far can you drive while car is running hot?

You should not drive a car that is running hot,because you can lock up the engine.

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93 geo metro keeps getting hot when idling REPLACED thermostat AND RADIATOR BUT NO CHANGE?

check to make sure your fan is comng on ,and you may also want to change your tempture control unit,,on the end of the head,,its alot cheaper than replaceing the head,,

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Why does my temperature gauge stay on hot?

Common reasons for this to happen: Low Coolant: The first suspected cause of your temperature gauge maxing out is low coolant.The needle may be stuck in the hot range (this can happen after overheating the engine), or a stepper gear in the gauge may be damaged.

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Why does the censor temperature light flash on your volkwagon polo when the temperature is normal?

Either there's a problem with your sensor, or there's a problem with your thermostat, and it's giving a false reading. Your engine temp may actually be high, as well - what you see on the gauge is the temperature of the coolant, not of the block itself.

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What does it mean when the temperature gauge rises while the car is running?

probably warming up...if the temperature goes above the average level, then your radiator might be low on water and coolant or the cooling fan is not working..

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Can I drive my car while it's running hot?

Do not continue to use a vehicle when overheating or with a cooling system leak.Continued driving may cause damage, and adding coolant to a leaking system will not get you very far.Coolant level should be at the lines indicated on the tanks and the radiator should be full.Always use the correct c...

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Why does your mark 8 run hot?

The mark 8 could have a bad thermostat, or a bad water pump. Check the coolant level, then the thermostat and water pump. If these are ok, check the cooling fan circuit.

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Why do car brakes get hot after driving in the city for a while?

its bcoz of the friction between the wheel drums and brake liners - Rajkumar Magdum.

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What causes your car to run hot while sitting still?

The most likely reason for this type of problem is that your fan isn't working, but the reason, and the fix, will differ depending on the car you drive.Intermittent overheating problems can also be caused by low coolant, air in the cooling system, a bad coolant temperature sensor, or even a fault...

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What does it mean when the temperature gauge rises while idling then the fan comes on?

Engine temperature rising when the engine is idling is normal. The car is sitting still and no air is entering the engine compartment. This will cause the engine temperature to rise. The cooling fans then come on and the engine returns to a normal temperature. Unless the cooling fans do not bring...

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Why does the clutch judder when the car has been used for a while or gets hot?

Shuddering (like shivering, shaking), I believe, is caused by the surface area changes, in two ways. First, the friction plate can become glazed if it is ridden too much, or perhaps it is sliding and you aren't recognizing this. Basically, when the friction surface is too hot, a glaze of sorts fo...

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Why does my car run rough when idling?

Rough idle caused by spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition coil problems.If you have a rough idle that is caused by either the spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition coil, you will also feel it when accelerating.If these parts are bad enough to cause a miss at idle, it will continue to mis...

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Why the engine for Daewoo Leganza is running on hi speed while the car on P or N but normal on driving?

more than likely to be the idle control valve common prob on the leganza

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Why does 3.0 l idle runs rough the fine at higher rpm?

Check the length of white vacuum line under the hood that look as if it comes out of the A/C package as it is a direct link to the timing modulator. It only takes a hair line crack in a vacuum line to cause chaos in the idle circut, but when the motor speed is above idle a small crack may seal it...

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Why does Car runs hot when air conditioner on?

The ac unit is a tax on the engine to run. This is true with all vehicles. Having the ac on will make the engine work harder to run the ac compressor. This makes the engine run hotter.

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95 f150 4.9 loss power at normal temperature?

Plugged air and/or fuel filters,Plugged catalytic converter,Restricted exhaust,Timing off.

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Why does a 1995 eugeot 106dt runs unevenly when hot?

the fuel injectors expand when hot and will flood the system change out the fuel injectors

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Why might a 1993 Capri convertible run hot but not have it register on the temperature gauge at all then shut off all engine power for an hour or more until the car cools?

Might be REALLY low on radiator fluid, or neads a new temperature sending unit.

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Why would a car shut off while idling?

Dirty or Malfunctioning Mass Air Flow Sensor If your car shuts off while idling, then there might be something wrong with the sensors installed in the vehicle.This means that the sensor ends up sending incorrect information and readings to the car's engine.Such activity results in the vehicle sh...

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At what temperature does a car overheat?

Different engines run at different temperatures. It would be best to consult your owner's manual.

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Is it normal for a car to idle at 500 rpm?

For example, if your car has a 2.0 liter engine, the idle speed should range from 500 to 800 rpm.A ear with a 2.5 liter engine should have an idle speed from 550 to 750 rpm.If you're unsure with the type of engine you may have, you should be in good shape if the car's idle speed is anywhere betwe...

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Why is my temperature gauge on hot?

Reasons the Temperature Gauge Reads High Another reason your reading might be high is you could be losing coolant.A small leak or evaporation may cause your radiator to slowly lose coolant.A third reason your temperature gauge reads high could be because the thermostat is broken.

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What temperature should my car run at in Celsius?

Too Hot.The acceptable range for an engine to run at sits between 195 degrees and 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Why does my engine stall at idle?

On fuel injected engines, cold stalling can also be caused by conditions that upset the air/fuel mixture.Intermittent stalling can also be caused by a bad idle air bypass motor or a idle speed control motor.If these devices fail to provide the correct idle speed, the engine may die.

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Why does my car turn off while it is running?

Because there's something wrong with it. For a more detailed answer, take it to a mechanic.

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Why does my car idle at low rpm?

This could mean a vacuum leak from a hose or the intake manifold itself.Or, commonly, it could be that your Idle Air Control Valve is clogged or not working well.If it's a vacuum leak, the engine is getting more air than it thinks it is and that is causing a 'lean' fuel/air ratio.

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Why does my car idle at 1500 rpm?

High idle can be caused by a faulty idle air control valve (IAC valve).The newly lean (too much air relative to fuel) status will result in the engine's computer pumping in additional fuel, resulting in an abnormally high idle.A malfunctioning throttle system can cause both a high idle as well as...

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Why does my 1991 town car miss at idle?

Can be a fee things, but based on the fact that this vehicle is 17 years old, and it is only missing at idle, I would suspect you have a vacuum leak. Replace all the vacuum hoses under the hood. Replace one at a time as to not get confused. A very cheap repair that will do wonders for a miss at i...

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Why does my car idle at 1000 rpm?

High engine idle can be caused by a number of different things.A stuck/binding throttle, vacuum leak, bad throttle position sensor, coolant or air flow sensor all can be the cause of a high idle speed.

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Why would a 95 f-250 run rough only at normal operating temp?

Because it is a ford, buy a Chevy

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Why your temperature gauge stays on hot?

Thermostat is sticking.

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What does it mean when a car gets hot but blows cold air?

The Air Conditioner is on

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Your car does not run hot but it bubbles when you turn it off?

It is normal to boil when you turn the car off. When the coolant stops flowing, the coolant in the hot engine boils and pushes steam out of the engine. The recovery tank collects the excess and allows it to go back in when the engine cools.

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Car seems to be running at low temperature?

if your talking about the temp. gauge on the dash with the speedometer, gas gauge etc. then its a good thing, when cars run at a temp too hot you can burn the engine up. that's bad.The thermostat may be stuck open. This is something you may want to replace before winter comes.

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Why does your car click while running and accelerating?

cuz it shifts gears and and if it a non shift you willnot hear it and if its a shift and you dont shift youll definetinitly hear it

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Why does your engine idle up and down while driving?

Could be your MAP sensor or Absolute Manifold Pressure sensor same thing usually mounted on or near the firewall and has at least two hoses"vacuum" going into it.

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We've switch the temperature sensor thermostat and the coolant sending unit on the car and it still runs hot why?

i would check youre fan clutch if it is not electric. Then do a cylinder leak down est to check for a blown headgasket

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Should the fan run while car is running or only when engine is hot?

Generally when the engine is hot or the AC is on.

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1993 buick century you changed fuel pumpfuel filtermass air and O2 censors car runs but when it gets hot the car runs real rich and dies out let it cool down run fine until it get hot again email you?

Hi, I'm not sure what it's the problem, how hot is the coolant? You can have a problem with the ECM or with the Mass Airflow sensor, consider that Computer Control Module (ECM/PCM) monitors engine operations and generates output signals to provide the correct air/fuel mixture, ignition timing and...

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How can you tell if your engine is running hot with no temperature gage is running hot?

Without a temperature guage, the most acurrate way would be to use a infrared temp. gun and aim it at the thermostat housing/radiator/water pump.

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Why would a car run great but cut out sporadically at 25-35 mph?

CHANGE YOUR PLUGS.. YOU PROBABLY HAVE A BAD PLUG OR A WET ONEI doubt it's spark plugs, but it's possible. This problem happened to me a few years ago, and initially I thought it was speed related but it turned out to be throttle related.There's a sensor on vehicles these days called a Throttle Po...

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Is it normal for brakes to get hot?

During normal street use, brake rotors and pads normally won't see temperatures climb past 200 degrees Celsius, or 392 degrees Fahrenheit.However, track days are a different story, with temperatures potentially reaching 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit as the brakes are called upon more often and more ag...

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At what temperature does aluminum get affected by latent heat?

It varies by the actual Alloy, but around 340°C it will be affected.

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What temperature should a 1998 Cadillac DeVille run at?

It should reach that temp and then vary depending on outside temp, RPM and engine load.The first fan should come on at 225 F.Anywhere in there will be fine.

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What causes a engine to spit and sputter while driving but the car idles fine?

dirt in the carburator, incorrect fuelling or ignition (i.e. spark) breaking down under load.Check that fuel is getting through, fuel pressure & that injectors are spraying correctly, and that plugs are giving a good healthy blue spark. If spark is weak it could be plugs, leads, coil, distrib...

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What causes a car to not idle in gear but not while in park or neutral?

A vacuum leak (Brake booster).

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Why does my temperature gage only works when car is idle?

Stuck open thermostat.

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Ive installed a cold air intake in your car and now when it idles it gets really hot is there something wrong or is this normal?

No this is not normal. The cold air intake will not cause overheating. I would say you have disconnected the fan thermo relay, or the fans themselves, when installing the cold air intake. Check all the connections and the fuse. Turn on the A/C and see if the fans are running. They should run cont...

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Why does my car start but wont stay running?

This issue could be caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the combustion chamber.For fuel issues, start by checking the fuel pressure.With too much air in the engine after the MAF sensor, the engine runs so lean it can't properly combust the fuel air mixture, and it stops operation.

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Is it normal for new brakes to get hot?

Brakes smell awful when they burn.Yes, brakes do, in fact, get extremely hot.This is normal.It's from the friction caused by the pad rubbing against the rotor.

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Why does my car shut off when it gets hot?

Well, there is an ignition problem that can cause this when the engine gets hot and it stalls.It's caused by a lack of spark which can be either the ECU's fault (on EFI cars), or the coil on pretty much any car.Heat causes expansion.An engine needs more fuel when it's cold than it does when it's ...

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1987 Toyota Camry ac works until engine spontaneously idles up appx1500 rpm at which time ac compressor still runs but air temp gets warmer New timing belt Car does not idle up without ac on?

Warm air coming from the air conditioner compressor should not have anything to do with the timing belt. You probably need to recharge your air conditioning system.

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Is it normal for my engine to get hot?

Although hot weather is the most common cause of overheating, many other factors can cause the same problem.If your vehicle overheats in traffic in normal weather, one of the following may be the culprit: The water and coolant level in the radiator is low.There's a leak in the cooling system.

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Is it normal for wheels to get hot?

The wheels (ie.rim and tyre) will likely never reach 100C but 70C is not uncommon for tyres during a long drive in warm weather.The less pressure the tyres have, the hotter they will become.That's because the tyres constantly deform during driving, which causes the rolling resistance and tyre wear.

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Why would a 94 Lincoln Town Car stall after it warms up for 3 or 4 minutes while at idle?

SOUNDS LIKE A LEAN CONDITION CAUSED BY 1 OR MORE FACTORS: (I ASSUME THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE UP IN GOOD WORKING ORDER: ENGINE COOLANT IS FRESH AND FULL, THERMOSTAT OPENS AT THE CORRECT FACTORY REQUIRED TEMP, NO MANIFOLD OR HEAD GASKET LEAKS, ENGINE IS NOT BLOWING OIL THROUGH THE VALVE GUIDES, YOUR...

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Why does my car run good but cut off sometime?

because it requires gas to run good. when it has no gas it cuts off :)

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Why does my car start but not stay running?

This issue could be caused by an insufficient amount of fuel reaching the combustion chamber.For fuel issues, start by checking the fuel pressure.With too much air in the engine after the MAF sensor, the engine runs so lean it can't properly combust the fuel air mixture, and it stops operation.

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Does any car get automatic engine stop while it is standing idle on signal?

Many cars have this fuel saving feature now.It does not work well where I live in the winter. At 30 below the engine shuts off and you get cold really quick! (It also will not charge the battery very well)

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Why does the car radiator never get hot?

If a car's radiator NEVER gets hot, it probably means that water/coolant heated by the engine is not reaching the radiator for some reason.The most likely cause is a thermostat that is stuck in the closed position. It's supposed to open when water circulating in the engine reaches a certain tempe...

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