car running hot

Asked by Mar 04, 2017 at 10:34 AM about the 2005 Dodge Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had oil changed and spark plugs and crackshaft ,drove home and run hot before I got home..

1 Answer

26,585

How many miles on motor? Could be something simple like a thermostat or low coolant, or something more involved like a water pump or restricted radiator. The cooling system will have to be inspected. if you or someone you know are handy, replace the thermostat and top off coolant and go from there. Thermostats are 5 dollars, coolant is 15~20 for a bottle or premixed. If that doesn't fix it you'll have to inspect the system. The worst case scenario is you have a blown head gasket, most auto parts stores carry something called Block Tester (you can rent it from them too) which will check coolant for combustion gases byproducts. Good luck.

Your Answer

Dodge Neon Experts

  • #1
    Justin Gilmore
    Reputation
    1,390
  • #2
    Matt Thibault
    Reputation
    980
  • #3
    Scott Goodyear
    Reputation
    850
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Neon SRT-4
43 listings starting at $5,990
Used Honda Civic
818 Great Deals out of 73,285 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Focus
750 Great Deals out of 52,924 listings starting at $999
Used Dodge Charger
442 Great Deals out of 27,829 listings starting at $1,979
Used Ford Mustang
730 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord
1,111 Great Deals out of 61,914 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
45 Great Deals out of 3,626 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
919 Great Deals out of 57,563 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
1,044 Great Deals out of 72,498 listings starting at $295
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
921 listings starting at $1,250

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.