Pt cruiser radiator pressure


Asked by Apr 06, 2017 at 03:24 PM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what would cause a pt cruiser to be building
pressure cold or hot forcing all the
antifreeze into the overflow resulting in it

8 Answers


A leaking head gasket. Does your car have a lot of white smoke?


It doesn't steam out tailpipe, there's no oil in the antifreeze or antifreeze in the oil. Never any under the car. It will build pressure even when you first start in the morning.and it's not saying it's overheating but it'll push all the antifreeze in the overflow

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

None at all.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

I still suspect a leaking head gasket. Start the car cold and remove the radiator cap. If you see bubbles you have a problem!


Once the overflow fills it comes out the hose going all over the place


It there any easier fix besides having to change head gasket. Military grade sealant?


That does happen it has bubbles when cold.


Is there any easier fixes. I see a military grade sealant.

Your Answer

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 82 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $3,300.

Postal Code:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
31 Great Deals out of 426 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
1,056 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chrysler Sebring
5 Great Deals out of 208 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Camry
38 Great Deals out of 1,965 listings starting at $1,950
Used Honda Accord
65 Great Deals out of 1,274 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
248 Great Deals out of 4,579 listings starting at $1,588
Used Ford Focus
52 Great Deals out of 2,409 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Escape
175 Great Deals out of 5,054 listings starting at $1,777
Used MINI Cooper
24 Great Deals out of 666 listings starting at $3,999

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.