Is your diesel engine overheating? We know that temperature and pressure control are imperative to keeping your engine and fuel injection system running properly. With the right information, a keen eye, and a trip to the mechanic, you can diagnose your engine issue and get back on the road!
Here are a few of the more common causes for diesel engine overheating:
Clogged Diesel Injectors: When your injection system has trouble releasing fuel, the engine may have to overwork to compensate. This will cause overheating. Try to make sure that you are checking your injections for clogs or leaks regularly. Also, make sure you have the proper tools to fix the problem.
Broken Cooling Fan: If your cooling fan breaks, the temperature in your engine will quickly rise to dangerous levels. This issue may require an entire fan replacement, but can be fixed in some cases. Cooling fans often fail due to an electrical issue, so make sure to check out all the wiring.
Coolant Leaks: Loss of coolant typically means that there are cracks or damage in your vehicle’s gasket. If you see a low coolant level or an excess of bubbles your coolant, this may be a sign that something is wrong. Get your truck to a professional to get a proper diagnosis.
Broken Radiator Hose: Collapsed or broken hoses will also cause overheating, since fluid won’t be able to get to or from the engine without leaking. A technician will be easily be able to spot this problem and will replace the hose for you.
Thermostat Faults: Your engine’s sensors might also be faulty, making it impossible to regulate the entire system. If the thermostat is unaware that the engine is running too hot, it won’t be able to initiate the cooling system.
If you have the proper tools, you can solve small engine and fuel injection issues at home. Otherwise, you should always consult a professional before attempting larger repairs. If you have any questions or want to schedule your diesel for maintenance, call at 540-587-3796 or send us a message.