Why does car gets hot?

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Thermostats
Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Radiators

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

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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 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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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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Why does aluminum get hot fast?

Aluminum , being metal, has free moving electrons which transfers heat and electricity very quickly.

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Why does your rim on your car get hot?

The brake discs or drums get hot when you apply the brakes and then the heat transfers out to the rims

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Why does my car get hot going uphill?

Low Coolant: A low or reduced coolant level is the most common reason that makes a car engine to experience overheating.Studies have shown that coolant is the basic item that your engine's cooling system needs to flow and get rid of heat from its compartment.Low coolant level is a first sign of ...

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Why does my car stall 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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Why does my car lose power when it gets hot?

There are many reasons why your vehicle may be losing power, especially when accelerating.Some of these common causes are: Mechanical problems such as: Low compression, clogged fuel filter, dirty air filter, clogged Exhaust Manifold.Malfunction of actuators such as: Bad injectors, bad fuel pump, ...

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Why does my engine get hot?

There are many possible reasons that your engine is running hot, including low coolant levels, a clogged or closed thermostat, a failed head gasket or a water pump malfunction.The blue light goes off once the engine reaches its normal temperature.

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Why does car wheels get hot after driving?

Friction from the road heating the tires and transferring to the wheels and the brakes friction heating the wheel its self and/or the rims.

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Why does the car getting hot under the sun?

Because the sun is hot and the sun is shining it's hot light onto the car.

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Why does my tire get hot?

When molecules get hot they start to vibrate intensely.The vibration causes expansion.Being that there are molecules in the air, now it's easy to understand why air-filled tires expand in the summer.This generates a fair amount of friction, and friction creates heat that makes your tires even hot...

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Why do car brakes get hot?

When you drive heat is generated in the caliper which causes the brake fluid to expand.Normally this expansion is accepted into the master, but if it is over filled there is nowhere for it to go so it pushes the calipers piston out which creates excessive friction between the brake pads and rotors.

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Why does a 30 amp mini fuse get hot?

I would suspect this is the wrong fuse for this circuit. If it is getting hot it is carrying too much of a load.

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Why does the high pressure powersteering line gets hot?

Because the fluid is hot and it is under high pressure.

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How hot does car oil get?

In racing cars, oil can reach nearly 500 degrees F. However, in normal cars, the oil rarely gets hotter than 250 degrees F.

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How hot does car exhaust get?

Car exhaust can reach temps of 500 degrees F. With the hottest points being the exhaust manifolods/headers, and the catalytic converter.

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Why does your cobra radar power cord get extremely hot?

because Cobra used the smallest gauge wire electrically possible, to save a penny.

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Why does heater not get hot after driving 10 miles?

your thermostat in the cooling system is probably stuck open, you will need to replace your thermostat

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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 my lower radiator hose not get hot?

One such reason behind not heating up the lower radiator might be the improper amount of coolant in the engine.Thus, making the lower radiator hose to heat up.It may happen that your car might get low on coolant and is not able to reach the lower radiator.As a result, the lower hose emits cold air.

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Why does the brakes get hot when a car slows down?

Friction causes the heat.

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Why a car engine gets hot after a long ride?

Restricted air flow through radiator.Low on coolant.Faulty fan clutch (if applicable).Faulty electric cooling fan(s) (if applicable).Faulty thermostat.Give us more info such as the year, make, model and engine info.

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Why does your car stay hot?

because cars create thermal energy. (basic GCSE science)

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Why does car stall when hot?

There are so many reasons, you really should provide more info. First, what kind of car is it? Is it overheating? Because it could be the vehicles computer stradegy shutting down the engine to protect it. Does the car feel like it's running out of gas? The fuel pump could be failing when it gets ...

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

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 does a car get hot when the sun is out on a cold day?

This happens through a process that we commonly call the Greenhouse effect.The infrared rays (heat radiation) can pass easily through the windows and heat up the dashboard, parcel shelf, seats etc'. Some of that heat is then transferred to the air via convection and as the hotter air rises, coole...

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Why does the heater in your car only get hot when you accelorate?

you probably have air trapped in you heater core you shoud have it flushed/bleed to get the air out. the other possibility is a failing thermostat or water pump

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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 my spedo jump all over or stop working when your car gets hot?

Need a new speedometer or speedometer cable.

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Why would a solenoid get hot?

There are basically two types of solenoids, continuous duty and momentary duty. A momentary solenoid is built to operate for brief moments. A continuous duty solenoid is built to operate continually. If you use a momentary solenoid as a continuous solenoid it will heat up and eventually burn out.

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Why do jumper cables get hot?

Poor, loose connection or too small diameter jumper cable wires.Over cranking while trying to start disabled vehicle with too thin of jumper cables can cause such melting/overheating.Cheap, thin jumper cables that have thin wires which create a lot of resistance (heat) is usually the culprit in s...

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Why do your car shut down after it gets hot?

i had the same problem with a 1991 ford taurus. the fuel pump is bad. the tank acks like a heat sync and vaporlocks the lines. if yu put a pressure gauge on it i bet u are only running at about 30psi and should be at 40+-. changing the fuel pump should cure this problem.

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Why won't my Heat get hot in my car?

Ken Mattson, owner of Len's Automotive in Bellevue, Wash., says a car heater can stop working for a number of reasons, including: A low antifreeze/water level in the radiator due to a leak in the cooling system.A bad thermostat that isn't allowing the engine to properly warm up.

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Why do tires get hot when the car is driven?

The tires of a car are rubber and hollow so there is a lot of pressurized air inside the tire.Also, the outer part of the tire is in constant contact with the road and the high friction coefficient between the two produces heat, especially at higher speeds.This is why the tires warm up with drivi...

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Why do car brakes get hot they are new brakes?

Because brakes create friction, and heat is a byproduct of friction.

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Why are my rotors getting hot?

When you drive heat is generated in the caliper which causes the brake fluid to expand.Normally this expansion is accepted into the master, but if it is over filled there is nowhere for it to go so it pushes the calipers piston out which creates excessive friction between the brake pads and rotors.

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Why is my radiator not getting hot?

A low antifreeze/water level in the radiator due to a leak in the cooling system.A bad thermostat that isn't allowing the engine to properly warm up.A blower fan that isn't working properly.

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Why is my engine getting hot?

There are many possible reasons that your engine is running hot, including low coolant levels, a clogged or closed thermostat, a failed head gasket or a water pump malfunction.The blue light goes off once the engine reaches its normal temperature.

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Why would a relay get hot?

An AC relay, on the other hand, draws a variable current.If for some reason the armature is stuck or blocked, so that it can't fully close the magnetic circuit, the hold-in current will be higher than usual, and the coil will get hot.A buzz coming from the relay is a good indication that this is ...

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How does it get hot inside a car?

It is due to the Green House Effect.

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How hot does a car get in 60 degree weather?

Even if it's 60 degrees outside, a car can still reach temperatures over 110 degrees inside.Cars can heat up 20 degrees in 10 minutes, and rolling down the windows or parking in the shade does little to keep a car interior cool on a hot day.

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Why wont your stratus heat get hot?

if the engine temperature is a operating range, the coolant level is full you could have a clogged heater core, or your air mix door could be stuck allowing outside air into the unit.

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Why isn't the radiator hoses getting hot?

Bad thermostat, bad water pump, frozen coolant (lack of anti freeze)

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Why are my front brakes getting hot?

The cold water hitting the hot brakes can result in warping.Warped rotors will usually cause the steering wheel and vehicle to shake when the brakes are applied.Overheated brakes or brakes that are smoking means the brake pads have been burned or something is leaking onto the brakes.

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How hot does water get in a car radiator?

It,s circulated there from the hot engine block and cylinder head by the pipes, hoses and the engines water pump. It could be up to 230 deg F

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How hot does a car engine Get Celsius?

At around 90–95 degrees Celsius the radiator fan begins to operate to provide further cooling.Engine overheat alarm is generally displayed if the coolant temperature exceeds 110 degrees Celsius.

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How hot does the inside of a car get?

At 70 degrees on a sunny day, after a half hour, the temperature inside a car is 104 degrees.After an hour, it can reach 113 degrees.” “When temperatures outside range from 80 degrees to 100 degrees, the temperature inside a car parked in direct sunlight can quickly climb to between 130 to 172.”

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How hot does a radiator get?

The radiator sould not get no hotter than the water. If your thromestat ( please forgive spelling) say 180 than the radiator sould not get hotter than that or something is making run hot. But it can go up to atleast 210 before any damage is done

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How hot does an engien gets?

they are sooo hot looking that girsl run away after them

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Why does hot air come out of my car vents?

Most cars do not have AC vents, only climate control vents.When it's hot out, air is blown over the AC evaporator before it's sent to the cabin.If it's cold the air is blown over a small radiator that takes heat from the engine.The temperature is controlled by the flow over the evaporator or the ...

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Why does the front tire and rim get hot on a 2006 Pontiac G6?

Could be a sticky or stuck brake caliper.

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Why does your car blow hot air all the time?

it is drawing the hot air off the engine.

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Why does the hood get really hot after driving about 1 hour?

Your hood will get hot after driving because of the heat from the engine. To keep the hood cooler you can insulate the underside with fiberglass batting. You can get such at your local parts store. They make aluminized batting that, by reflecting the heat, will be even more effective.

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Why does your car smell hot and its not?

Many people associate the smell of antifreeze with an overheated engine. The only reason we do that is because we certainly smell antifreeze when the engine is overheated and blowing out antifreeze, but if there is just a slow leak of antifreeze and we smell that, we MIGHT be able to convince our...

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Why does my car not start when it's hot?

It is very common for heat to cause the starter motor and bad connection problems.Electricity doesn't like heat.Heat creates high resistance in an electrical circuit.Most commonly this is a starter issue, but other parts of the primary circuit can have bad connections.

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When you have the brake on for a long time why does it get hot?

friction/thermal transfer

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Why one wheel gets hot and the other not?

Because their is more friction when you turn and the weight in your car is unbalancedYou may have a brake dragging on one wheel, have it checked.

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Why does car engine rev when it's very hot outside?

I'm going to guess yo have the air on, that would mean that the idle compensator is out of adjustment and over revving the engine.

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Why does the Hood of the car is very hot?

because you were ether driving of your car was sitting in the sun of a hot place

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Why does your car stall when its hot outside?

Could be many things, especially with modern electronics.I could be a fuel vapour lock problem. Make sure fule lines are kept away from exhaust or that the heat shields in place.

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Why does antifreeze come out when the car is hot?

It has expanded as far as it can inside of the engine so it has to go somewhere!See if you have enough anti frez ( what till the engine cools down first ) or make sure if the mixture of water/anti frez is correct 30% water to 70% anti freeze .Check your thermostat.If the coolant is coming out of ...

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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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Why does the heat in my car only get hot when i mash on the gas hard?

It is a vacum problem.Your controls are all on vacum lines.Check the lines under the dash.- ALSO TRY BLEEDING SYSTEM, LOW COOLANT MAY CAUSE "SHUFFLING". COOLANT BYPASSES THE HEATER CORE UNDER LOW FLOW CONDITIONS. INCREASE SPEED WILL CAUSE HIGHER VOLUME TO CORE, CAUSING HEAT WHILE UNDER ACCELERATI...

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Why alternator terminal wire is getting red hot?

because you forgot to put lube on it

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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 clutch judder when hot?

Re: Clutch judder when warm/hot, what needs replacing?? Most likely the clutch cable conduit.When the engine rocks with pulling away from standstill the bend in the clutch conduit allows for a bit of give on the cable without causing the pressure plate to get depressed slightly on and off hence ...

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Why doesn'tMy blazer blows air it just doesn't get hot?

Low on coolant or bad thermostat or plugged heater core or bad temp blender. Check in that order.

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Why does Car start but after the engine gets hot you cant get it to start back up until the engine gets cold again?

what year is the car? it possibly could be that the choke is not disengaging after the car has warmed up. If the car has an automatic choke (powered by an electronic servomotor), that motor may have broke and left the choke on allowing the car to run when cold but not when hot. Other than the cho...

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Why the tires of a car get hot when the car is driven?

The simple answer is friction. Spinning tires are coming into contact with the road. The road's surface is not perfectly smooth -- it has a certain amount of roughness so the tires can grip and propel the car forward.Any time you have friction between two surfaces, and one of those surfaces moves...

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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 spaceships get hot when they return to earth?

The spacecraft are being heated by friction with the atmosphere, due to the high speed at which they are travelling.There are molecules of air being held by gravity around the Earth. This gravity-held zone is called the atmosphere. Gravity weakens with distance from the mass with distance. This i...

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Why won't the fan come on when engine gets hot?

if it a electric fan it may just be bad now if it runs of the water pump it may be a bad fan clutch. or it could be the thermostat. or fan relay.It could also be the sensor in the computer has gone bad which means you need a new computer.

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Why does your aircondition blows hot air?

Two basic reasons:

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How hot do car seat warmers get?

Greenhalgh say the maximum temperature a seat should ever reach is 105 degrees.Seats that go beyond this temperature — say 120 degrees — can inflict third-degree burns on their victims in as little as 10 minutes.

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How hot does a 1875 watt hair dryer get?

very hot but not quite as hot as the 2000 watt

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Does oil thinken or thin when it gets hot?

it thins as its molecules spread apart and increase the volume of oil and as matter can neither be created nor be destroyed, it just expands and becomes thin

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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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Why your car olsmobile aurora 2001 gets hot when you turn on the air condition?

When the a/c is turned on in any auto it makes the engine work harder, this will tend to heat the engine more. Make sure that your cooling system in the car is running properly, and is full of cooling fluids.

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Why would the earth terminal get hot when the car is off?

This depends what Earth Terminal you meanThe one on the top of the battery, You may have a bad battery. Disconect it and come back in 24 hours and see if it is dead. Not dead means that there is a short in the electrical system and this terminal needs cleaning.If the battery is dead the battery i...

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When car get hot it stops?

If the engine is hot and the car stops that means it has over heated, it the car is hot in cabin then you may have a problem

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How do metals get hot in cars?

Metals get hot in car because it is a good conductor of heat. When sun rays fall on the car, car becomes hot or because of engine's heat.

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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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How hot does an aluminum engine block get?

Even if the maximum temperature is 400 degrees, the answer is probably not.Just like steel, aluminum alloys become weaker as the service temperature rises.But aluminum melts at only about 1,260 degrees, so it loses about half of its strength by the time it reaches 600 degrees.

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How hot does the water in your vehicle engine get?

200 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, but it may go higher under certain circumstances. Water boils at 212 degrees, but when pressurized the boiling point rises depending on the pressure. So an engine can be running at above 212 without boiling over. The temperature of the coolant in your vehicle is ...

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How hot does an exhaust flex pipe get?

Exhaust system temperatures While the average temperature for the exhaust is 300 to 500 degrees, you still can experience temperatures as high as 1200 whenever there is a constriction in the exhaust system.You should be on the lookout for bends on the exhaust pipe.

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How hot does an internal combustion engine get?

Temperatures in the combustion chamber of the engine can reach 4,500 F (2,500 C), so cooling the area around the cylinders is critical.

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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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Should brake drums get hot?

"blistering hot is about 140F" this is normal for brakes that are used.drums will get hot.when spinning the wheel it should take some force to spin the wheel but not a ridiculous amount.it should drag very slightly.

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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 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 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 my truck AC blow cold then hot?

Another cause of AC blows cold then warm An overcharged car AC system can start out pumping cold air.But that cold air turns warm fairly soon after because the high side pressures build to the point that the high pressure switch shuts off the compressor clutch.Evacuate and recharge the car AC sy...

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Why does my lawnmower not start when hot?

Lawn mower won't start oil on spark plug? The most common reason for oil on a mower spark plug is too much oil in the engine, but there are other possible causes: Mower turned on its side.Head gasket failure.

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Why are cars called hot rods?

A word play upon the connecting rod which connects the piston to the crankshaft .

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What do you check when your car engine gets hot?

Check your antifreeze level in the radiator first.There is usually a water pump behind the fan which pumps antifreeze/water as the engine turns, through little water jackets around the engine. This antifreeze/water solution absorbs the heat and is sent to the radiator to cool down before returnin...

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Do drum brakes get hot?

"blistering hot is about 140F" this is normal for brakes that are used.drums will get hot.when spinning the wheel it should take some force to spin the wheel but not a ridiculous amount.it should drag very slightly.

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Do brake discs 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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Why does 4l60e has truble shifting when hot?

More than likely the main cause is the transmission is slipping. This wouldn't happen while cold it may also be that the transmission needs fluid.

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