2001 PT Cruiser

Asked by Dec 18, 2015 at 11:01 AM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I fell asleep while waiting for my gradaughrer to
get off the bus with my lights on. I had to get a
jump and after I did my car over heated just going
up the driveway. It was cold before and the
driveway isn't that long. It now overheats going
very short distances sometimes to a boil . Two
years ago I replaced everything because it was
overheating. The fluid that comes out is rust
colored like dirt.

9 Answers

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You most definitely need to do a cooling system flush. Prestone Super Flush is really good.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you I will

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Also may want to replace thermostat since anti freeze is a rust color may have rusted thermostat shut.

Would that happen so quickly one minute I was driving it then the nextbit is overheating in Oregon weather going 200ft?

So.eone said the fan could be fried?

17,600

Yes definitely make sure the fan is coming on and a thermostat that is stuck closed can cause vehicle to over heat quickly.

17,600

And also very low anti freeze or none at all in cooling system will cause quick over heating.

I thought of that it was come tell full. I will check the can because I have had that problem in the past

Thank you for your help

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