pt cruiser overheating
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ash

Rockville, MD

#1 Feb 6, 2006
my car is overheating and smoking, the thermostat and waterpump hav been replaced very recently (thermostat last week, waterpump lastmonth) but the car is still smoking, overheating and cutting off. anyone have any similar problems?
Gary

Mount Prospect, IL

#2 Mar 22, 2006
Have them check for exhaust gas in the cooling system
Steve

Bellevue, WA

#3 Apr 10, 2006
same thing happened last night to my wife's car.
c logan

Sun Valley, NV

#4 Jun 2, 2006
ash wrote:
my car is overheating and smoking, the thermostat and waterpump hav been replaced very recently (thermostat last week, waterpump lastmonth) but the car is still smoking, overheating and cutting off. anyone have any similar problems?
yes, my girlfriend has problems with overheating. The radiator, cap, water pump, hoses, all replaced, still the problem persists. White smoke out the back, thinks possibly the block is cracked. Cannot get the car dealer to take the car back.
Lori

Ellsworth, ME

#5 Jun 11, 2006
My car overheats but not all the time, I was going to flush the radiator but I am not certain where the heater inlet hose is located.
RICK

Edmond, OK

#6 Jul 19, 2006
I NEED TO CHANGE OUT THE THERMOSTAT ON MY 2001 P.T.CRUISER. IS THIS A SIMPLE JOB I CAN DO, OR IS IT FOR A REAL MECHANIC?
THANKS, RICK
Lori wrote:
My car overheats but not all the time, I was going to flush the radiator but I am not certain where the heater inlet hose is located.
RICK

Edmond, OK

#7 Jul 19, 2006
FIRST TIME ON THE COMMENT PAGE. I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE ON CHANGING THE THERMOSTAT ON MY 2001 CRUSIER. IS IT FOR A REAL MECHANIC OR CAN A SHADE TREE GUY DO IT?
THANKS,
RICK
DONNA

UK

#8 Jul 25, 2006
MY CAR OVERHEATIN IV TOOK IT IN THE GARAGE IV BOUGHT A NEW THERMITAT I HOPE ITE NOT THE ENGINE IL SCREAM IL FIND OUT L8TER FED UP 1 THING AFTER THE OTHER SORRY I CNT HELP U BUT ITS AWFUL WEN SHIT HAPPENS HOPE U GET IT SORTED
Cos Georgia

United States

#9 Jul 27, 2006
I am having an overheating problem and think I have isolated it to a bad electric cooling fan. Anyone else had a similar problem with the fan not running when it should? Thanks.
Jason

Thiensville, WI

#10 Aug 1, 2006
I am starting to think there is something going on with the 2001 PT based on all your comments since I just paid to have the thermostat replaced and cooling system flusched as well and the overheating problem persists! It has been doing this for about a month now. My coolant looks very brownish (rust)! Has anyone solved the problem?
Susan

United States

#11 Aug 2, 2006
A few months ago I had my 2001 PT Cruiser worked on for overheating. It only happens when the car is idling for a while and I live in a rural area so don't usually spend much time in slow or stalled traffic. I had the thermostat replaced, the radiator fan replaced and the cooling system flushed. The car is still overheating in exactly the same manner and the radiator fan still does not turn on. The repairs were very expensive and I would caution anyone having the same problem because apparently the cure is not in the thermostat, radiator fan or coolant. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Frank

Dayton, OH

#12 Aug 2, 2006
RICK wrote:
I NEED TO CHANGE OUT THE THERMOSTAT ON MY 2001 P.T.CRUISER. IS THIS A SIMPLE JOB I CAN DO, OR IS IT FOR A REAL MECHANIC?
THANKS, RICK
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I'm trying to replace mine now. It isn't difficult to replace. I'm having a problem finding a new one that will fit. The new thermostat sealer is made too wide to fit. I can't get it tight enough to seal. I've been to autozone and advanced auto parts.
Melinda

Scituate, MA

#13 Aug 4, 2006
My 2005 PT Cruiser, on the road for 10 months, 20,000 miles....overheated....pulled over...read manual...let it cool down...hour later, started up car...drove 5 minutes...froze up....towed to dealer...said hole in radiator????? NOT....in dealership for 2 1/2 weeks...new parts...may have to replace heads or something...ridiculous...no warning....no leak....I am thinking maybe the fan went ....interesting to see that PT C has history of overheating....
carjunky

Madison Heights, MI

#14 Aug 4, 2006
Melinda wrote:
My 2005 PT Cruiser, on the road for 10 months, 20,000 miles....overheated....pulled over...read manual...let it cool down...hour later, started up car...drove 5 minutes...froze up....towed to dealer...said hole in radiator????? NOT....in dealership for 2 1/2 weeks...new parts...may have to replace heads or something...ridiculous...no warning....no leak....I am thinking maybe the fan went ....interesting to see that PT C has history of overheating....
Did you have them take a look at sencer for fan?
Dann

Austin, TX

#15 Aug 9, 2006
Susan wrote:
A few months ago I had my 2001 PT Cruiser worked on for overheating. It only happens when the car is idling for a while and I live in a rural area so don't usually spend much time in slow or stalled traffic. I had the thermostat replaced, the radiator fan replaced and the cooling system flushed. The car is still overheating in exactly the same manner and the radiator fan still does not turn on. The repairs were very expensive and I would caution anyone having the same problem because apparently the cure is not in the thermostat, radiator fan or coolant. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
hey Susan ive done the same repairs on mine and it still over heats, if you happen to find a fix for it, can you please let me know? thanks Dann Sanchez

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Patricia

AOL

#16 Aug 18, 2006
My pt started overheating, they replaced thermostat and water pump were replaced.....still over heating ...what is the problem ?? can someone help ??
Barbara Bryant

Belknap, IL

#17 Aug 19, 2006
I pulled into the bank yesterday and My pt overheated and it seemed like the fan wasn't running, added antifreeze and it took care of it but now the temp light will move up while running the air.
Whar is the problem? can U help me? Thanks alot
Erica

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#18 Aug 23, 2006
I am having the same problem with my 01 PT, changed the thermostat, did the coolant flush, and it is still overheating. I thought I was leaking antifreeze but it was bursting out from overheating, this started happening about a month ago, but this weekend there was smoke coming out of it like crazy, I thought it was gonna explode. I'm having someone look at it this weekend. I was told it might be my water pump. My fan is working fine. SO - if I have any luck I'll let u know.
Was there a PT recall on the 01 Cruisers or what?
PT Cruiser

Chicago, IL

#19 Aug 24, 2006
RICK wrote:
I NEED TO CHANGE OUT THE THERMOSTAT ON MY 2001 P.T.CRUISER. IS THIS A SIMPLE JOB I CAN DO, OR IS IT FOR A REAL MECHANIC?
THANKS, RICK
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Its a simple job i just changed mine. it is located on the left hand side under the pressure cap. You have to remove the upeer intake.
Nicola Natale

Narḍ, Italy

#20 Aug 25, 2006
I had the same trouble. My 2002 Pt Cruiser (made in Osterreich I believe) overheated just during my holidays. The mechanic broke the thermostat and so the engine was cooled since it was on. Now I must change the thermostat and also in Italy the cost of the spare parts are incredible. The net of the authorized Chrysler is enabled to make you poor!
Just for curiosity, hom much cost a thermostat in Usa? It is convenient to ship it directly in Italy?

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