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Dr. Hamman, Automotive Engineer
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Experience:  30 years experience, Repairing, building, & designing, automobiles.
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What could cause my ls to build up pressure and overheat

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what could cause my ls to build up pressure and overheat
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dr. Hamman replied 8 years ago.
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Amy if your vehicle is overheating it can be several things. Some times a minor coolant leak is to blame where it looses its coolant, and overheats. Other times the fans will fail to operate and cause overheating. The cooling system can get dirty inside too where it cant effectively dissipate the heat. The problem could be much worse like a bad head gasket. BotXXXXX XXXXXne is when you have a problem like this it is best to get it checked out by a pro. The cooling system can have a number of problems and a trained professional can spot these problems where others cant. Also if you have any more questions pleas reply with the make, year, and model of vehicle you have. The engine size too if you know it. If you have any more questions I am here to help. Good luck, and Thanks for using Just Answer.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the coolant is at a full level it slowly started this problem. once driving and the engine gets to the point where the temp should be coming up. The gauge will start flickering and gradually mover towards hot and the engine will loose power.
Expert:  Dr. Hamman replied 8 years ago.
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I would suggest getting it flushed out, and if the radiator is real dirty I would get the radiator "rodded Out" at a radiator shop. You should have the operation of your cooling fan checked out too. These two things are the cause of almost all of the overheating problems that you will see. Also you have to be careful letting the engine get hot, it can do damage if it gets to hot. If you have any more questions I am here to help. Good luck, and Thanks for using Just Answer.

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