Overheating on a freezing cold morning?

Asked by Feb 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus SXT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

maybe 10 minutes after start up i
was going down the road and temp
gauge went from cold to all the way
past the red hot line and the temp
light came on, so i pulled
over as fast as i could and put her in
park, and then the temp gauge went
back to normal and the light went off,
I instantly thought to take her back
home and all the way home she was
fine and still fine right now, only
problem is I don't have any heat,
keep in mind that is 7 degrees as
well, could the weather temperature
have something to do with it?

3 Answers

41,185

Sounds like you are out of fluid. Check all of your fluid reservoirs. Jug and radiator. If you have plenty of fluid, I would change out the thermostat. 99% of the time, that's the issue.

Best Answer Mark helpful

Thank you i will check that

1,525

It also happens when the coolant freezes if you don't have the right coolant/water proportions.

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