My 2003 PT Cruiser overheats and the vents blow out cold air any idea what problem could be?

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Asked by Feb 04, 2014 at 08:35 AM about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Sounds like your radiator is clogged up and needs to flushed out. I'd bring it to a pro and not attempt to do it myself. No additives to the water or anti freeze either.

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What we found was leaves and trash in the bottom one third of the radiator. Since the A/C Condenser and Transmission Cooler make up the front part of the radiator assembly. And the Water part of the radiator for the engine is the back half (( closest to the engine )) .... Trash, Gunk and Leaves had accumulated between the two parts. The bottom one third of the radiator was so clogged that no air could pass through the cooling fins. We hope this has been helpful......

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