2008 Dodge Avenger running hot

Asked by Feb 27, 2018 at 03:52 PM about the Dodge Dakota

Question type: General

I changed the thermostat I change the radiator but
it's still running hot why is it

3 Answers

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did you bleed the system good?

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Make sure the system has no air in it. Did you flush all the lines before you put radiator in it? Could have a blockage in one of the heater lines or even in the heater core.

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Does it get hot really fast, like within the first couple of minutes run time? if so you may have blown headgaskets, it's over-pressurizing the system creating an internal air pocket and stopping the coolant flow. You can get a DIY kit from your local parts store and run the tests yourself, if it fails then it's tear down time.

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