Here I am again! We machined the head, replaced valve and exhaust guides. Put all new gaskets, timing assembly and all parts, flushed radiator and new "orange" coolant that it calls for. We basically

40

Asked by Jun 24, 2015 at 05:13 PM about the 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a completely new top end!! But
the coolant bubbles and gurgles into
the overflow tank!!!??? It's not
running hot but it does creep up to
the half way mark on the gauge.
What did we miss or is this
something that will work itself out?  
:-( hundreds of dollars later and not
certain of this bubbling! HELP
please! :-)

12 Answers

With all that you have a new radiator cap....right?

Best Answer
40

No I don't? Should I get one? Could that be the problem?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Maybe. If the cap is old it might be releasing pressure too soon from a weak spring. A inexpensive thing that will do no harm

40

Oh I sure hope so!!! Thank you so much!! Will get one now! :-) thank you!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Be sure to not pop the old one off hot. Scalding is baaaaaaad

40

Got it!! :-) thank you!

18,800

New thermostat to right ?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Good call firebird338. Didn't think of that ..was stuck on bubbling

47,565

Bubbling is usually not a good sign. Could be the radiator cap. Could be a cracked head or block. I certainly hope it is the radiator cap.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
40

We did replace the thermostat as well, going to try the new radiator cap and see if that does it. The machine shop said there was no cracks in the head. Thank you!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I'm going to wait until she tells us it was the radiator cap and solved it. Then if not go in to the worst-case scenarios. Oh, sorry for referring to you in third-person Hali like you are not part of the discussion.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
47,565

I really hope that fixes it. Hali, please let us know if it is fixed and what the issue was. Thanks.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Stratus

Looking for a Used Stratus in your area?

CarGurus has 893 nationwide Stratus listings starting at $1,600.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Stratus Questions

Dodge Stratus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,040
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 630
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,636 listings starting at $500
Used Chrysler Sebring
29 Great Deals out of 2,833 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,317 listings starting at $2,300
Used Dodge Neon
665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
626 Great Deals out of 57,236 listings starting at $795
Used Chevrolet Impala
589 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,840 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 20,569 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,059 Great Deals out of 77,896 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 7 Series
165 Great Deals out of 5,956 listings starting at $2,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.