overheating and bubbling

Asked by Apr 18, 2017 at 09:28 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 dodge stratus..I'm going to
start with this 1st I replaced the fan bc my
was busted all up so they are working
fine.. ok next wen I would drive my car
and shut it off u would hear bubbling..
what can i do for that problem? next one
night my car started to over heat.. so i
pulled over shit my car off let it cool out
water in it bc it was empty and had no
antifreeze on me at the time while I was
putting water in the water would shoot
out..what would cause that? I know some
cars will not take water only
coolant..could that be the problem? so my
boyfriend put a new cap on it still the
samething. he went to buy a thermostat
he also drained everything out. he took
the thermostat out and notice the seal
was messed up..would that matter? he
booked water on a the stove the
thermostat still opened up.. he is going to
put the new one in anyways..so I told him
to put the new one on drain what he has
to which he did already and do whatever u
do that comes with draining it. told him
after that to put coolant in it and see what
happends from there. could that fix the
problem? I don't see no leaks at all.. if that
don't fix it what should we do?

2 Answers

also let me add it has a 2.7 motor

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You need to try and purge the cooling system from the air pockets. At this point this is all you can do. If it does not work and still overheats, then there probably a blown head gasket. Look for a lot of white smoke coming out of the exhaust with a sweet smell to it, well water would not have a sweet smell. Here is how to purge the cooling system... www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

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