overheating 2001 intrepid

cmw21c
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Asked by Feb 18, 2011 at 07:28 PM about the 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 2001 dodge intrepid with the 2.7 engine it recently started overheating so far i have replaced the thermostat,fan sensor,radiator,radiator cap,water pump and both top and bottom radiator hoses but yet and still the car still is overheating what could it possibly be

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Gerry Bamford
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Is it boiling over, or is the guage showing hot? If it's blowing water out it may be a cracted head or a blown gasget. If not try running car with rad. cap off and check water temp with a thermometer. It shouldn't go over 200 deg. Try replacing the temp. sending unit.

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Justin Gilmore
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yeah 2.7 engines have a nasty habbit of blowing head gaskets, they will also coke oil due to poor circulation, so running a thin weight synthetic oil is essential. to be honest i'd cut your losses if you can and get rid of it, try to find one with a 3.0 they're much better.

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cmw21c
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thanks i think im gonna take your advice

cmw21c
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it's boiling over

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OrLackThereof
2,305

What Justin said. Pull your radiator cap and start the engine up...if it starts pushing coolant out immediately and you see consistent bubbles or air burps that don't stop until you turn the engine off, that's classic compression in the coolant system from a blown HG. There are also specific gravity coolant analyzers designed to detect exhaust gases in the coolant, but I agree...cut your losses. Even if you were able to repair that engine, it's been overheated so many times that it's likely got internal damage anyways.

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wickedlilmamma
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how do u get the bottom hose off with out taken it all a part

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Jamie Penry
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I'd sell, the 2.7 engine isn't a good one. They also fail due to sludge build up...

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