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Cooling down the vehicle


  1. Stop the vehicle to a safe place.

  2. Turn the hazard warning flasher on.

  3. Set the parking brake.

  4. Change the gear to P (Park).

  5. If the air conditioning is on, turn it off.

  6. Check the following:

    • Engine cooling fan

    • Water pump drive belt

    • Belt tension

    • Leaks of the radiator, hoses or under the vehicle (If the air conditioning had been in use, it is normal for cold water to be draining from it when you stop).

  7. Wait until the engine temperature returns normal.

  8. Proceed with caution and keep an eye on further signs of overheating.