2005 PT Cruiser 2.4 no turbo auto Dying out problem
Car ran Hot on freeway - replace one head gasket - replaced water pump -
replaced timing belt - now the motor shakes, keeps dying out when it is
in park. My husband died May 15th, 2008 and I my son is trying to
help please. We do not know what else to do.
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1) I'd be suspicious of a bad head gasket with a possible leak between a cylinder and the water jacket.
If fumes smell like coolant that would be a confirming hint.
Check the oil (dipstick) and see if it has a milky colour or if there is any water visible. If the head gasket problem is only as in 1) above, it should be just oil.
- Temporary fix attempt????? - add aluminum sealant to coolant.
- Permanaent fix (expensive) - Off to the repair shop for a new head gasket.
Hope this helps.
You can raise the hood and let the car run untill the water temp gets hot and the fan should come on and the temp hand riseing after getting off freeway could be that at faster speeds you have more air going thru the radiator so make shore the radiator dosent have any trash stuck to the front of it . And it is electric fans so their wont be a belt and if you are having to add water often it sounds like you may have a small leak somwhere.Hope this helps.
Has Neon do same, I ran fuel at low level, on hot day, ran engine until it started to act up & threw a fuel pressure gauge on it. Was at approx 5 psi. Cold next morning, 48-50 psi. Always hot day about 30-40 miles into work in morning, o.k. Sit in hot sun all day & would happen 3-4 times on way home. Sit and let cool, 20 minutes or so & go again for a while. Cool day, no problem. Change pump I would.