I have a 2008 Dodge Charger. My fan broke the other day and poked a hole in my radiator. My husband replaced both fan and radiator. Since he has done that my car within minutes will start running hot if I am just sitting. Like at a drive through or something. As long as I am driving it ,it is ok. What could be causing this?

Asked by Sep 03, 2014 at 11:19 AM about the 2008 Dodge Charger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My question above has all the detail

10 Answers

38,635

Dollars to donuts there is air in the radiator that didn't come out when your husband refilled the system. Wait on till the engine is C O L D and add the proper mixture of water and antifreeze. Start the engine and add more mixture if it's low. DO NOT OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN THE ENGINE IS HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband has done all that was suggested by BoholMark. The only thing he did do was open the radiator cap while it was semi hot. Could it be the thermostat? My husband is concerned it is something major.

299,835

Since it only overheats when sitting, is the fan working properly? Any wiring or other part damaged when the fan broke?

1 people found this helpful.
38,635

If it's running good and other than when then when its at a stop for a while, I think you are ok. I'm still with the theory that there is air in the system.

1 people found this helpful.
38,635

You didn't run it hot for long when all this happen did you?

1 people found this helpful.

You can hear the fan kicking on and off. No, I did not let it get overheated. I pulled over until it cooled back down.

Everything else sounds good. That is the only issue as far as I can tell.

38,635

Let others chime in. But I still think it's air.

ok, thank you for your answers. They were very helpful:)

Brought a new fan motor for my 2008 dodge charger cause of the passenger side fan wasn't working put it on the fan still not working,brit the fan cause the car was running hot I place the water pump,the top and bottom hose,the thermostat, still runs hot

Your Answer:

Charger

Looking for a Used Charger in your area?

CarGurus has 29,951 nationwide Charger listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
    Supanovah
    Reputation
    2,350
  • #2
    Willie Francis
    Reputation
    2,140
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Challenger
185 Great Deals out of 22,223 listings starting at $7,495
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 40,392 listings starting at $1,312
Used Chrysler 300
411 Great Deals out of 18,924 listings starting at $1,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,162 Great Deals out of 73,779 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
364 Great Deals out of 23,671 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Impala
527 Great Deals out of 26,257 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
87 Great Deals out of 15,194 listings starting at $4,499
Used Honda Accord
713 Great Deals out of 103,652 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,869 Great Deals out of 159,082 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
2,398 Great Deals out of 200,117 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
256 Great Deals out of 17,241 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
675 Great Deals out of 38,596 listings starting at $995
Used BMW 3 Series
1,053 Great Deals out of 30,235 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
594 Great Deals out of 51,820 listings starting at $1,550

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Dodge Charger For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 16,732 listings starting at $18,276
2017 Dodge Charger For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 3,254 listings starting at $15,791
2016 Dodge Charger For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 1,928 listings starting at $13,691
2015 Dodge Charger For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 1,825 listings starting at $11,851
2014 Dodge Charger For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,795 listings starting at $7,700

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.