My PT overheated Friday morning. Replaced rad cap and radiator and everything seemed to be running find. I drove back to my house an hour away and gauge went up to red as I was pulling in. Any ideas?

Asked by Nov 30, 2014 at 06:40 PM about the 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Turbo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Check the radiator to be sure all the water didn't drain back out.... Did you find out what caused the initial problem when it overheated?


Possibly thermostat. There's a chance that after you replaced the radiator cap you didn't drive it long enough where the engine tried to open the thermostat, so you got a false reading about the cap replacement

Ok thanks. I'll replace thermostat tomorrow and see if that works

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