Why is my 06 PT Cruiser Overheating???

Wutliss420
0

Asked by Wutliss420 Feb 21, 2013 at 03:40 PM about the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 06 PT cruiser is overheating.  I changed out the radiator cap & thermostat & the coolant level was
fine, no loss of coolant.  This took me an hour and a half so the engine had cooled significantly, then
when I started the car the Temperature gauge was immediately all the way up to HOT & the car had
not even run for 1 minute.  I took off the radiator cap & looked to see if the coolant was circulating in
case the water pump may have failed, but it seems to be circulating the coolant.  My only other
guess is the temperature sensor may be bad.  When a mechanic changed my timing belt he had
forgotten to plug in the temperature sensor wire, so the car always showed the temp as flat "Cold"  
once I plugged it in it showed it as right in the middle where it usually is.  Could this wire have
shorted out & caused the engine to "think" it was over heating?

2 Answers

tenspeed
53,395

"My only other guess is the temperature sensor may be bad." --- That would be my thought.

kbro
16,335

sounds like you have air in the system from where you changed the thermostat. bleeed the system of all the air and then see how it does.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 550
#2 Steven Hood
Steven Hood
Reputation 390
#3 thefrozendog
thefrozendog
Reputation 350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet HHR"
389 Great Deals out of 6,130 listings starting at $2,900
Used Volkswagen Beetle"
328 Great Deals out of 10,818 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler Sebring"
222 Great Deals out of 5,426 listings starting at $1,190
Used Ford Focus"
1,760 Great Deals out of 64,013 listings starting at $995
Used MINI Cooper"
300 Great Deals out of 10,584 listings starting at $2,999
Used Honda Civic"
842 Great Deals out of 57,416 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Caliber"
195 Great Deals out of 4,322 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry"
1,586 Great Deals out of 70,498 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chrysler 300"
627 Great Deals out of 20,945 listings starting at $2,500
Used Jeep Liberty"
573 Great Deals out of 10,299 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4"
720 Great Deals out of 37,113 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla"
1,207 Great Deals out of 54,848 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Wrangler"
994 Great Deals out of 45,468 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord"
1,251 Great Deals out of 66,123 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 387 listings starting at $2,500
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $1,988