Why does my car keep running hot

Asked by May 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM about the 2000 Dodge Intrepid

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like a possible fluid leak. Top off the oil and coolant, drive around for 5 - 10 minutes, or until the temp gauge registers normal. Park it and place some newspapers under the front end to catch and fluid that drips. If it is a leak, you should be able to tell if it is oil or coolant. Fix or take it to a mechanic.

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check your radiator cap as well if its rubber seals r hard that also cause coolant leaks and increase in temperature all so your distributor setting if CDi or Point Distribution it also cause the car to overheat

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Could be a number of things, plugged radiator, thermostat, low coolant, plugged ports in block.

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most of the time its the thermostat going bad, but also check to see if your radiator fluid is good or need to add more

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clogged radiator thermostat water pump... id start thermostat

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