My 96 Dodge Neon has been over heating. I put 50/50 in it an it still over heats. I can drive it a short distance an it starts getting hot. What else can be the problem?

Asked by Jun 01, 2013 at 02:31 AM about the 1996 Dodge Neon 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

the radiator is plugged.~

the thermostat is stuck closed.~

the water pump has lost it's fins~

...see you want it to reach operating temperature (half-way on the C-H gauge) before the thermostat opens's not overheating....if the t-stat doesn't's overheating.~ let it get hot 195 degrees, wait....if it does not open up we've got problems...replace the thermostat~


Is the electric cooling fan coming on? You should hear it turn itself on once your temperature gauge reads about halfway or so.

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