have taken thermostat out car still run hot quickly

Asked by May 12, 2013 at 03:27 PM about the 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Overheats quickly? - usually a blown head gasket. Check the oil for water/coolant contamination Pressure test the cooling system Compression test See if the fan is coming on Thermostats only have to do with MINIMUM operating tempratures

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Great suggestions. -- Also check the water pump, it is possible that coolant is not circulating. -- 1. Start engine, let reach operating temp. 2. Have friend rev engine to 3,000 rpm, squeeze upper coolant hose, check for fluid movement. If nothing is going on, you've got a water pump problem.

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