There are many possibilities for this to happen. Here are just a few:
1 - Clogged radiator
2 - A possible leak in the hose
3 - Low on coolant
4- Cooling fan may not be working
5- Defective radiator cap
6. Stuck Thermostat
7. Blown head gasket
If it only overheats at idle and there is no apparent leak and you are not loosing coolant my guess would be the cooling fan is not working. May be a simple blown fuse, defective thermal relay, or a defective cooling fan.
no it can not.
What causes a car to idle good and run rough when you give it gas?
It will overheat at idle.It will overheat at idle.
That is about your average idle RPM. It depends on what car you have and the age of your car. If it bothers you, i'd recommend going to a place that fixes cars.
Timing belt. misfiring engine
Yes.having low or no oil causes friction in the pistons which will cause car 2overheat.
sitting with your car on at an idle is bad over time...the motor starts to overheat because no cold air is coming in and the engine will use all the engine coolant trying to cool itself.. turn your car off if you are stopped for a long period!!!
change your fuel filter, it could be plugged.
Fast idle motor is not working. This is allowing the idle to fall below the threshold of what it should be when the A/C is on.
Because the engine is running. Shut it off or give it gas and it will not idle.
When the ac is running the idle should be raised to compensate for the extra load. If the idle isn't rising then the car will cut off.
If the car is starving for fuel or air (low power at idle), the car will stall while turning.