Over heating of my 2001 PT cruser

Asked by Jan 18, 2016 at 12:35 AM about the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car keeps over heating. Have replaced radiator cap and thermostat 3 times In
four months. Someone suggested to remove thermostat , can that be done?

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385

Cause of the age of your vehicle, perhaps your radiator is somewhat plugged? The anti-freeze should be 50% water and 50% antifreeze depending on where you live. Problem is, many people/previous owners use tap water with contains contaminates which can leach on to the inside of hoses and especially to the thin inner core of the radiator over the 15 years your car has been on the road. A system flush at a reputable dealer would by the next thing to try.

385

I would never run a car without a thermostat.

385

I forgot to mention that one should use distilled water instead of tap water as the other 50%

...we found the radiator fan was not coming on on our 2004 p.t. ...we replaced it ...then found out it was just the relay switch needed replacing...It's been a learning experience with our cruzy...also ...when a local mechanic replaced the timing belt and had a new valve job(because of broken timing belt)...he left a screwdriver wedged in the fan so it wouldn't come on for some safety reason ...needless to say ...our first test drive down the road ...we overheated,,,,, raised the hood ...found the problem ...we were not happy campers...

385

I will bet you were not happy at all! Holy smokes!

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