Have any of the PT Cruisers been recalled for overheating problems??? It seems to be a common problem no matter what year the car is!
My 2001 PT Cruiser runs hot often but no always. When I turn it off it sounds like water boiling. I changed the thermostat and replaced the radiator cap it did not help at all. While looking up this problem I saw a pattern, this seems to be a common problem with all of the PT Cruisers no matter what year it is. Has there been a recall to correct this issue by Chrysler?
If the radiator cap and cooling fan is okay, I would do 2 things....remove the radiator and clean the leaves and crap that builds up between the radiator and the A/C condenser. Purge all air out of cooling system. This should help.
One step further, change all the coolant after a good flush, check for leaks and put in the new 50/50 mix.
If none of that works, have someone check your head gasket and water pump.
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