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Have a 2004 PT Cruiser (turbo) that is running hot. The overflow bottle seems to be empty all the time but I don't see anything on the ground. Replaced the thermostat, still running hot. Gurgul

Thermostat replaced, overflow bottle always empty, car continues to run hot, oil light comes on in stop and go traffic, car has recently shut off when too hot.

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Could be burning it may need cylinderhead gaskets

Posted on Oct 24, 2012

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Check your oil dipstick for coolant, or a mucky substance. Your symptoms sound like a blown head gasket.

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I have a 2001 PT and it overheats the rad fan will not turn on. I took it to auto zone to hook it up to the code reader and it said that BBECM has detected an open or shorted condition in the radiator fan relay circuit Probable cause open or shorted high speed radiator fan relay.
What dose this mean is it a relay or the computer. I have read alot about the pcm needing re-programed is this something the Chrysler deal should take care of it seem to be happening to alot of people.

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are the cooling fan/s working right? check them out if there ok then it may be the water pump fins warn out but i would try flushing the engine block first with engine flusing compound the engine water ways could be partly blocked up

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A lot of people overlook the simple overflow tank cap. If this cap loses the psi pressure it requires to hold then it can make the engine run hot because it's losing pressure. Think about it like this, if you have ever had a radiator to leak, the water level could be good, but the temp gauge shows it overheats. This is because the system isn't holding the pressure. The cap cost about $7. I'm not saying this will fix the problem but it is overlooked and fixes the problem on a lot of over heating cars.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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