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Mechanical Malfunctions


Is that steam or smoke coming out from my hood? If it's white, it's steam from your radiator. If white steam is coming out your tailpipe, you probubly blew a head gasket. Either way your engine overheated and continuing to drive could seriously damage the engine. Naturally, it's best to keep an eye on your coolant and temperature gauge to prevent this.

If your car begins to overheat, turn your heater on to draw some of the heat out of the engine. Reduce the load on the engine by turning off the air conditioner and shifting into neutral at stops.

If the temperatire gauge shows the temperature is too high, pull to the side of the road. Shut it off and let it cool down. Once it is cool you can remove the rediator cap. Do not open the radiator cap when the engine is warm. The radiator is under high pressure and will spray scalding antifreeze on your face and hands if the cap is removed when hot.