My car ran hot yesterday and I let if cool and put water in it it cranks but it goes dead if I put water in it it stays on

My car ran hot yesterday and I put water in it now when I crank it up it starts up goes dead in a a minute when I put water in it it stays cruel but the water is boiling

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. In general, when a car overheats it tends to cause excessive steam or hot coolant to spill in the engine compartment. This can cause electrical components to have problems with connections and have difficulty starting. The solution to these common problems is to first determine what is causing the overheating issue initially. You should have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete a car is is overheating inspection to begin the process of diagnosing these problems.

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The most common reasons a Pontiac Grand Am is overheating are a coolant leak (water pump, radiator, hose etc.), the radiator fan, or a failed thermostat.
Why is my car overheating but it has coolant in it? It could be that the coolant concentration is not correct, or you may have a bad thermostat, a failed water pump, broken drive belt, or a bad radiator or radiator fan.
Many electronic sensors in the car give signals for the electronic unit to function correctly. When the engine overheats, these sensors can get melted or warp and prevent the car from starting.
The coolant temperature sensor on your 2004 Pontiac Grand Am is located in the intake manifold, right next to the thermostat housing.
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My car ran hot yesterday and I let if cool and put water in it it cranks but it goes dead if I put water in it it stays on
ANSWER : Hi there. In general, when a car overheats it tends to cause excessive steam or hot coolant to spill in the engine compartment. This can cause electrical components to have problems with connections and have difficulty starting. The solution to these common problems is to first determine what is causing the overheating issue initially. You should have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete a car is is overheating inspection to begin the process of diagnosing these problems.

Water was spilled in the trunk which soaked the car battery. Car won’t start now. Does water destroy a car battery?
ANSWER : Hi, thanks for writing in about the concern with the BMW 320i. If the battery was submerged in water then it’s completely possible for the battery to short out and die. Your friend will need to have the battery replaced. Also be sure to get all of the water out of the trunk. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, help you guys out if you need assistance with replacing the battery. Good luck.

When I go to crank my car the key stays in the start position and the car is constantly trying to crank itself.
ANSWER : First, let’s make sure about some terminology before I proceed. I will assume the motor is actually turning over. If the car is trying to start, the motor has to be turning over or it is not trying to start. This is an important distinction when diagnosing the starting system. As a technician, I go to different parts of the system based on this description.

If the key is stuck in the start position, this is a ignition lock cylinder issue and the reason the starter continues to turn the motor over. If the starter is turning but the motor is not, then the starter is likely the problem. Either that or the teeth on the flex plate are all gone. This would require removing the transmission to repair.

If the car runs intermittently, this can be a big challenge. And it also means the starting system is working. It will need to be diagnosed when it is failing. A working car cannot be diagnosed because there is nothing wrong. Where you park your car should not have any affect. It certainly could be a wiring problem. Wiring problems hide really well and can happen anywhere in the miles of wires that are in your car. Isolating the system that is failing is really important here. At the moment I am unsure which system is failing. Starter system, ignition lock cylinder and or ignition switch electrical or something with the engine control system.

When the car is failing, you need to check for spark and fuel pressure. If neither is present, this is a clue. Usually the crank sensor will do this. Does your car have a tachometer? If so, does it move at all when cranking. This is a clue whether or not the cam and or crank sensor is working. Is there a Check Engine Light on with the key on? If there is a Check Engine Light, the code or codes can be used for specific diagnosis.

All of these concerns will send you down a diagnostic path. Be sure not to confuse yourself by misinterpreting multiple system failures. If the key does stick in the start position, this would be the first problem to solve. After that, does the motor actually turn when the starter turns? After that, the question of "Why won’t it start?" is first answered by finding what the motor is lacking. Fuel, spark etc… Good luck.

If you need assistance with these checks, contact a certified mechanic who has the tools and experience needed to properly diagnose this starting issue with your car.

I filled my car up with gas, drove about a block to get a newspaper, put it in park and it died before i ever got out of the car .
ANSWER : With a car that cranks but won’t start, there are a few things that need to be checked. But before I explain them, there is a common thing that happens with Nissan’s. Every once in awhile they will flood the cylinders with fuel and wash the oil film off the cylinder walls and rings. This will reduce compression enough that the car will not start. Fortunately, there is an easy fix for this problem. It is what is known as clear flooding.

Hold the gas pedal all the way to the floor while cranking the motor. It won’t start immediately and when it does it will not run very well at first. Feather the throttle to keep it running until the motor clears out the excess fuel and the motor begins to run smoothly. If after cranking the motor with the gas pedal held to the floor for at least

if I’m at stand still it goes hot once I travel it cools yesterday that happened and it stAll I crank it starts but shut off audi
ANSWER : A low coolant level can cause overheating however there are lots of additional causes of overheating. Coolant leaks are easy to find via pressure testing. In the context of such a test, if pressure falls and yet no external leak appears it means there is an internal cooling passageway leak. As far as the OBD-II trouble codes that you were given, the ones listed implicate quite divergent systems ranging from misfiring to EGR to catalyst efficiency. A couple of the codes relate to the cooling system fans and could be important clues in light of the hot idling. As noted, all of the issues will have to be diagnosed. All of the diagnostics and the repairs can be performed on a mobile basis and so if you want to obtain the least costly repair, on a mobile basis, simply request a check engine light diagnostic and an overheating diagnostic. The responding certified mechanic will get all issues taken care of for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Car ran hot losing power, pulled over put water in radiator car wouldn’t start, replaced radiator, still won’t start
ANSWER : When you overheated the engine you most likely blew a head gasket and now have low compression in one or more cylinders. Replacing the radiator after overheating the engine that lost power will not fix the fact that the overheating warped the cylinder heads and coolant leaks past the cylinder head gaskets. If you need help with this, a technician from certified mechanic from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose your car’s starting problem and conduct any needed repairs.

Gasoline inside the car?
ANSWER : The first concern is whether you could have an exhaust leak or a fuel leak. If leaks of that type exist, they should be repaired as both are safety hazards. Occasionally, just due to the weather, exhaust fumes can get drawn into cabin air. At no time, however, is it normal for significant amounts of raw gasoline to be in the air, or leaking as a liquid, especially on a modern car which has sophisticated systems to capture any potential fugitive emissions of vaporous gasoline. If this was a one-off incident, and just limited to exhaust odor, not to worry but if you regularly detect the distinct odor of raw gasoline, that should be investigated at once because leaking gasoline is a fire/explosion hazard. As far as damage to personal belongings from exhaust or gasoline vapors, in ordinary concentrations and if the exposure is fleeting, there is no damage potential. The reason is gasoline is highly volatile and so evaporates into the atmosphere. However, if you spill liquid gasoline on materials, the non volatile compounds will be around for a long time and indeed will destroy many common materials as gasoline is a highly aggressive solvent. Most of the hazard from gasoline vapors is not to personal property but rather to your health because gasoline contains known, well documented carcinogens such as benzene. So, the bottom line is fleeting exposure to the vapors will not damage property but will damage your health. With regard to leaks (exhaust or gasoline, liquid or vapor), if you desire a safety inspection performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a comprehensive vehicle safety inspection and the responding certified mechanic will address all of your concerns and look at the condition of your entire vehicle. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Car just spins over but wont crank 1999 BMW 323i
ANSWER : Hello – your failure scenario description suggests a blown headgasket, especially with a history of overheating. I would have the compression checked first, and suspect it will be low on most cylinders. It is also possible that the timing belt failed. I recommend a "not starting" inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to the vehicles location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.