why does my 2002 pt cruiser get cold while driving but when it sits its just fine. replaced the thermostat, temp. sensor, radiator cap and burped the radiator.

Asked by Mar 26, 2015 at 11:18 AM about the 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

735

Most likely the electric fan that cools the engine is not working, this is a common problem on the pt cruiser.

The guys looking at it said they can see the fan working at least while it sits and while driving they say they hear it come on

735

Is your problem the engine go's cold, or is it over heating? If it go's cold it has to be the thermostat staying open, if it heats up it has to be a problem in the fan circuit.

the engine is getting cold I just found out my thermostat is open thank you guys for helping out

Your Answer

PT Cruiser

Looking for a Used PT Cruiser in your area?

CarGurus has 2,980 nationwide PT Cruiser listings starting at $695.

ZIP:

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,430
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
    Reputation
    1,450
  • #3
    Kelly Little Ashford
    Reputation
    1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle
186 Great Deals out of 8,343 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
744 Great Deals out of 42,276 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chrysler Sebring
28 Great Deals out of 2,753 listings starting at $1,200
Used MINI Cooper
248 Great Deals out of 8,962 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
790 Great Deals out of 76,991 listings starting at $888
Used Ford Focus
737 Great Deals out of 53,892 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
1,028 Great Deals out of 61,605 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
891 Great Deals out of 65,271 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Escape
1,112 Great Deals out of 84,743 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Impala
571 Great Deals out of 34,585 listings starting at $1,250
Used Jeep Liberty
241 Great Deals out of 7,219 listings starting at $990

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.