My 2007 pt cruiser keeps running hot. We replaced the thermostat, and the radiator cap. I turned the car on cold and turned on the ac I did see that the fan was on what else could be the problem.

Asked by Aug 18, 2014 at 12:49 PM about the Chrysler PT Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Pt cruiser 2007 keeps running hot I can hear water gurgling in the over flow.  The radiator cap was replaced and the thermostat.  When I turn on the air I do see that the fan is running.  I do not have any white smoke or water coming out of the tail pipe nor is my oil a milky color.  What else could the problem be?

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It could be the relay for the fan. If you drive down the road it should get cool. If not you may have a bad water pump. The water pump has a outlet on it to tell you if its bad. If water runs out of it it's bad then you must change the thermostat because it will stick.. Hope this helps.

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We had the same problem...after fixing everything around it - we found that it was the radiator.


Like said above it's probably the relay. A lot of cars with electrical fans usually have two speeds for the fan . Regular speed and a higher speed once the engine gets to a certain temp. The fuses can be fried or go bad sometimes you can wiggle the fuse around and the high speed will kick on . Worst case scenario there could a problem with your cars computer . I had a previous car that the computer was fried so it kept burning out fuses and eventually melted the bottom of a fuse box . Best bet is to take it in to a work from home mechanic and they will most likely find problem and fix it vs a large branch where they overcharge for even inspecting

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