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What can make an Engine Overheat

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Engine Overheating is caused by anything that leads to the loss of coolant, preventing the coolant from getting rid of heat or causes excess heat in the engine itself.
Somethings that can lead to engine overheating could be coolant leaks from parts of the engine such as the water pump, radiator, heater core, hoses, freeze plugs, head gasket, and other internal engine parts. Other things like the radiator cap not rated strong enough to hold the pressure, cooling system may be clogged by deposits building up in the radiator, thermostat stuck shut, anything dealing with the fan such as relays or switches for electric fans, fan clutch for manual, missing parts of the fan shroud, slipping fan belt on manual fans, bad water pump impeller, collapsed coolant hoses, debris in the radiator, timing on engine off, restrictions in the exhaust system, or undersized radiator or fan.

There are many things that can be the suspect when dealing with an overheating problems but with running the proper test it should narrow down to a few possible problems!

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