Overheating 2004 PT Cruiser

Asked by Rodney Jun 10, 2019 at 10:02 AM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My PT Cruiser Keeps
Overheating when I go over
30 or 40 mph I Flushed it
Filled it Replaced Thermostat
The Fan Works.    WTF ?

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Overheating can be caused by several things. A broken water pump, a sticking thermostat, clogged radiator, collapsed hose, bad radiator cap, air in cooling system. could be a defect in the cooling fan system causing the fan not to operate when needed. There could even be mechanical issues with the engine that cause this. Start by checking coolant flow. Is the top hose hot? if not it's the thermostat. If it is, with radiator cap off see if there is flow. If not, it's the radiator. If flow, purge air from the system (videos on line explain this simple procedure). This covers 90% of overheating problems.

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