2007 chevy equinox LT AWD overheats at idle, idle is dropping to below 1000 rpms, can put in neutral and get rpms up to 1500 or more and problem goes away, when it does overheat it also says to check engine oil, i have replaced thermostat and flushed radiator, and changed the oil. anyone have any ideas, thinking it is electrical short, or something like that, when on highway i have no problems.

Asked by Jul 14, 2019 at 03:24 AM about the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

idle is dropping to below 1000 rpms, can put in neutral and get rpms up to
1500 or more and problem goes away, when it does overheat it also says to
check engine oil, i have replaced thermostat and flushed radiator, and changed
the oil. anyone have any ideas, thinking it is electrical short, or something like
that, when on highway i have no problems.

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Overheating at low engine speeds is usually a fan problem When the car is moving, air is forced through the radiator and this keeps the coolant cool. When the car isn't moving, the fan is not coming on when needed. find out why and fix it. About overheating: What you've done isn't a fix. You need to find out what's actually causing the overheating. Might be a bad water pump or sensor. The engine oil light shows when this happens to tell that the lubrication system isn't working properly. If you let this go, you might destroy your engine.

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