car is getting hot

Asked by Mar 04, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought 2006 chevy impala when i bought it it
was fine brought it home it was parked went to
drive it noticed the whole floor boards were
soaked...found out bad heater core.i drove it after
getting a oil change and it started to over heat.could
this be the heater core or am i looking at other
issues?

9 Answers

75,615

Your low on coolant because it leaked out of the heater core. Do not be getting it hot, or you will have a lot more serious problems.

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Thank u

So,if the heater core gets fixed tomarrow and i add coolent.will the car stop getting hot?

75,615

If nothing has ben damaged from it getting hot.

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12,135

Yes, assuming this is the only issue, once the heater core is replaced and the system filled back up, the engine temp should be normal.

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Thank you :)

I was hoping it was just the heater core.i think it should be good i pulled over right away after temperature was up and let it cool down.

75,615

Probably be ok then...

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Be careful if it heats up again you could have a head gasket issue

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