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Engine overheated, now car won't start without giving it gas

2005 Magnum RT overheated due to fan's not working. replacement fan motors on order. let it cool down and went out to start it to make sure it was ok. started fine. the next morning went out to check it again and it started then died almost immediately. tried it again and it died again. tried it again, this time giving it gas for about 5 or 6 seconds to keep it running, let off the gas and it stayed running. now i have to do this every time i start it. any thoughts????

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  • spaceba11 Oct 21, 2008

    two more things...there are no codes showing and no warning lights showing

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    My 05 dodge status overheated I pulled over before it started to shake or anything it cooled off after I open the nozzle to let the steam out slowly it starts up fine no weird noises or anything but it dies after like 10 seconds

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Some cars cut off as a fail safe to overheating especially on newer cars. The computer controls the fans and if they are not working the computer is probably telling the car to shut off. Have you replaced the motors already, if not, this is what's happening. Once you replace the motors it should run fine. I wouldn't suggest driving it too much with this problem as it may affect the computer by giving it false info.

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is the fans kicking on is the radiator clogged

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