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

6 Answers

Tom Demyan

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.


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


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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