what is making my 04 pt cruiser overheat

Asked by Jun 10, 2015 at 06:54 AM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

im beside myself please help.I see a bunch of questions but no answers that fix the
problem. i cant go a couple miles and it over heats.it bubbles and spits water out under
the hood.i bought it in south georgia.got 45 mins outside town and ran hot, we replaced
radiator and cap and fan. changed oil.headed out again ran hot changed thermostat
headed home to atlanta again. same thing. tried again a few days later and made it 2
hours before it ran hot. i finally had to get it towed.. when i got home i had another
thermostat put on, head gasket replaced, water pump replaced and timing belt, still ran
hot replaced both high and low fan relays still running hot .......just please tell me what
it could be so i dont end up rebuilding the whole damn car.it seems to me it may be in
the electrics cause going different length before it runs hot. could it be a senors. im a
female and dont know alot about cars but no dummy either. ive learned alot from this
mistake of buying this thingany comments shared might enlighten me..............thanks

1 Answer


I think the only thing left would be the radiator fan motor,s,,check and make sure they are running when car heats up,if not there is the issue,and if they are running from what you have replaced,have the compression checked on the engine.

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