2.7 Intrepid overheating. Not heads, not water pump, not thermostat, not air in coolant...??!

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Asked by Dec 27, 2014 at 02:13 PM about the 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Overheating after about 15 mins driving it.
No heat now. No leaks or coolant loss
though. Mechanic put in new thermostat.
Said he doesn't think it's a water pump
because it's not leaking or head gasket as
oil is clean and no smoke from tail pipe. I
talked to a friend at work that has had a few
intrepids and said try bleeding the air from
the coolant system because it difficult to
get air out being a pressurized system. But
haven't got anywhere with it as coolant
doesn't go down from the reservoir, not
mechanically inclined. Would a coolant
flush be worth it? Radiator/fans seem to be
working fine...? Not sure where to go from
here? Please help?!

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yes, a coolant flush is worth it. you will have to bleed the system afterwards. If you suspect a head gasket, there is a definitive test known as a combustion leak test. It is a radiator test kit that can be purchased for about 40 bucks. If you don't like mechanic work, this is not a place to start. have the work done by a pro.

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No heat. You mean when car heats up you have no heat blowing thru the vents? If so this is typically a sign of an air pocket in the cooling system. Must use proper bleeding/burping procedures to remove all the air.

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Yes there's air blowing from the vents but it's not hot. However the first couple times I worked on the car (When I had the Thermostat put in) there was heat from the vents but not anymore.

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Try flush heater core hoses research how to on you tube awesome people showing u how to on there my husbands a welder and he did it so u can to and flush radiator we just did this and u can now cook with the heat that comes out the heater

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