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Curtis
Curtis, Australia Car Mechanic
Category: Australia Car
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Experience:  Qualified Automotive Mechanic, LPG & Airconditioning Diagnostic Technician.
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The whole engine and engine bay is overheating and extremely

Customer Question

The whole engine and engine bay is overheating and extremely hot. The orange check engine light is on all the time.
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stays on
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2007 model
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: If I can I will.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that is all
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  trung do replied 6 days ago.

HI THIS IS TRUNG WILL BE HELPING YOU TODAY

Expert:  trung do replied 6 days ago.

FIRST DO YOU HAVE A CODE SCANNER TO SEE WHAT CODE IS PRESENT WHEN YOU SAID HOT MEAING YOUR TEMP GAUGE GOES TO HOT TOO ?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
The temperature gauge does not get hot. just the whole engine bay.
Expert:  trung do replied 5 days ago.

do u mind telling me what the gauge is reading at time how do u find out the engine getting hot by feel or any sign it hot

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
The whole outside of the body work gets hot. The Side and front bonnet. A diagnostic test showed the catalytic convertor and the map sensor.
Expert:  trung do replied 4 days ago.

would u mind telling me what test rule out cat convertor fail , fail as in it restricted . if the cat is restricted then all the exhaust pressure is going back into the engine . best way I seen release pressure is drill a small hole in the cat this help with it a lot and it will not damage anything .