My 2007 Chyrsler Pt Cruiser is running hot...had timing belt replaced a few months does fine about every other time I drive it...i have to keep adding coolant..can run heater and it keeps it

Asked by Mar 19, 2014 at 08:30 AM about the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

From getting hot...yesterday it
overheated...but running heater didnt
help...has 89k miles...could this be water
pump? Thermostat? Without having to
replace timing belt...what kind of price am I
looking at for a water pump or thermostat?

2 Answers


Change out your thermostat. Cheap and easy. Shop may charge you just an hour labor if you can't do it yourself. Water pump should be ok..usually leaks or makes loud noise when bad. Try the thermostat first. Also make sure that your electric cooling fan is coming on when the car is hot. You could have a bad temp sensor...

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If you are losing coolant, you likely have a leak. You will need to pinpoint the source of the leak. Then repair it. Thermostat should not be the problem, but it's a cheap replacement if you want to start there.

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