Having trouble with 04 dodge stratus SE overheating

Keke Mills

Asked by Jan 25, 2015 at 11:21 PM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My stratus overheated today and cut off on me twice. It wil still start and run for a
few minutes before overheating again. I have minimal car knowledge but i have
checked to make sure that their us not a coolant leak into our engine the oil
consistency is viscous as it should be no water in the oil, however, it will not
maintain the antifreeze level. I havent seen any leaking under the car, nor into the
floorboards. The car is still being paid for and i have been advised to contact the
dealership and request one of their mechanics come out and take a look at it. We
have only had the care for a little over a year. My dad suggested that it could be
the thermostat, or blown headgasget, or the waterpump how can i find out what the
cause is? What kind of prices am i looking at for repair for each of these issues? As
far as i know a headgasget repair would be the most expensive, at around $1,000 or
more, and waterpump at about $500+ can anyone confirm or ballpark these values
for me?

3 Answers

Humberto Palacios

If making noise .water pump. If not.thermostat Need new radiator thats it bro

Keke Mills

No noise so radiator thanks what about cost to repair? I dont have a lot of money but its my main means of transportation so if its a necessity ill get it done


im not sure if that has the filler for the coolant tank but if it does it might be cracked but it will only loose coolant when its hot i would check that first before going and spending crazy money

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