2004 Dodge Stratus overheating issue without reading hot

40

Asked by Oct 27, 2013 at 02:36 PM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2004 Dodge Stratus 2.7 flex fuel
coolant boils/ bubbles but the car gauge does not read hot.  i replaced the thermostat and also the water inlet with the temp. sensor.  car still does the same thing.  i did the chemical test for exhaust fumes in the coolant but came up negative.  i also burped the system a few times and pushed all the air out.  the radiator has a super small leak but that it is.  i also replaced the cap.  last time the car was running the fans kicked on around 220 and the air was hot.  the fans cut off for a little bit but when they came back on the air was cold coming from the fans.  i am really leaning towards a blown head gasket.  what is your opinion on this before i start doing all the work?  thank you very much

3 Answers

40

i am thinking some sort of gas is leaking into the coolant causing the coolant to boil. this is why i am leaning towards a blown head gasket. also the oil was changed and it looked normal no coolant in the oil

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
40

anyone???

20

Having the same problem with my 05 stratus sxt 2.7

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Stratus

Looking for a Used Stratus in your area?

CarGurus has 890 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 600
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 29,827 listings starting at $799
Used Honda Accord
786 Great Deals out of 88,192 listings starting at $1,150
Used Chrysler Sebring
26 Great Deals out of 3,010 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
515 Great Deals out of 89,847 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Taurus
249 Great Deals out of 20,437 listings starting at $1,100
Used Dodge Neon
686 listings
Used Nissan Altima
871 Great Deals out of 80,282 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Camry
851 Great Deals out of 90,973 listings starting at $249
Used Dodge Ram 1500
452 Great Deals out of 11,387 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
871 Great Deals out of 81,397 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Mustang
397 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Focus
538 Great Deals out of 57,043 listings starting at $800
Used Hyundai Sonata
605 Great Deals out of 52,338 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-150
2,259 Great Deals out of 209,447 listings starting at $1,499