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


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


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

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