Car overheats at stops??? Thermostat, water pump?


Asked by Sep 29, 2014 at 04:27 PM about the 2010 Dodge Avenger R/T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

No visible leaks, checked fuses, hoses, all fine, fluid not low in res. Doesn't take but about a minute for temp to shoot in red at stop light?? HELP

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Could be one of the following.. Bad radiator cap, Bad thermostat, Radiator fan not coming on, Failed head gasket, Water pump impeller corroded/broken.

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I've had the car 2 months and of course the warranty just went out, I figure ill start with the thermostat which I'm told the car has 2 and they aren't cheap. It was just an all the sudden thing. Also the AC nor heater works on lowest or highest setting.

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Also the fans behind the grill both kick on as ive seen with the hood open when its running.

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I had the same problem with my Buick. I would recommend adding some blue devil head gasket sealant it worked for me. It's not that expensive works great and lasts about 8 months before you need to add more.


I would lean toward bad water pump,


just input a themostatic for dodge advenger still seems to run hot what is the problem.

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