Asked by Nita May 29, 2019 at 12:07 AM about the 2004 Chrysler 300M FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Overheating and the temperature gauge is going
Up to red and I turned my heat on high and it came down to
the half but then it went back to the red

3 Answers


Check the coolant level cold, if it is a normal level then don’t mess with this and have it checked out quickly, overheat on one of these can get extremely expensive very quickly. Do not let it get even close to red zone while driving. Your safest bet would be to have it towed to your favorite shop. Now if the coolant is really low then the same applies, it needs checked to find out where the coolant is going.


change your radiator cap. your seal is most likely coming loose or weak and that has quite a bit to do with your coolant, actually. I would go to a part store first and then junk yard. There are a TON of new parts on cars at junker. Secondly, if that don't work change your thermostat. Maybe it's old and or stuck. Good luck to you

I was going to say the thermostat myself People don't realize if you run your car low on oil the coolant works harder to do it job and same goes with the coolant if you say it heats up that will cause your oil to work harder But with a bad radiator cap you would be losing coolant by evaporation Plus a radiator hose if you can't feel the water circulate through the hose that the thermostat

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