Overheating

Asked by Feb 18, 2016 at 08:22 AM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

My 2001 PT crusier has been overheating. I changed the thermostat and a hoes. Now it's overheating when I get off the freeway. I drove it with the defrost on and it ain't overheating.

75,535

You may have air in the cooling system, needs to be purged out by running the motor to operating temp. with the radiator cap off, the heater set on hot, and keep refilling as necessary until full. Coolant may come out the radiator, but that is just the air working threw. Put the cap back on when done and the engine running before turning off the motor.

I had that done yesterday and it did fine for an hour

75,535

How about the fans on the radiator? Are they working?

I don't know how do I check that

75,535

When the engine is to operating temperature at some point the fans should kick in to cool down the radiator. So open the hood and just watch, but don't be letting it over heat. That is not good on the heads, they can and will warp.

Your Answer

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 2,869 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,660
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,520
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
202 Great Deals out of 8,579 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
675 Great Deals out of 63,700 listings starting at $999
Used Chrysler Sebring
29 Great Deals out of 2,647 listings starting at $1,600
Used Ford Focus
713 Great Deals out of 57,226 listings starting at $1,150
Used Ford Mustang
544 Great Deals out of 36,468 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,067 Great Deals out of 65,536 listings starting at $561
Used Ford Escape
1,019 Great Deals out of 100,278 listings starting at $850
Used Toyota Camry
947 Great Deals out of 89,675 listings starting at $300
Used MINI Cooper
256 Great Deals out of 10,960 listings starting at $1,500

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.