how to stop engine from over heating

Asked by Jan 06, 2013 at 10:05 PM about the Toyota Previa

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

radiator is new and there are no leaks in the pipes whatsoever an water in coolant reserve seems to boil when car overheats

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The thermostat may be stick closed causing the car to over heat.

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Try a new reserve cap. A leaking cap will not hold the pressure and the coolant will boil.

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If it is overheating after the coolant system is full and circulating, then it's possibly a leaking head gasket.

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