My 2001 chrysler town and country has no heat and it is overheating?
Hello, the 'no heat' may be caused by not enough coolant in the system, which would also contribute to the 'over heating'. Some things to check: The system needs to 'pressurize' when it warms up. If there is a leak, you may be able to see it by opening the hood, and starting the car, and let it warm up (maybe 5 or 15 minutes). If no leaks detected (look under the water pump, it is what the big fan is usualy connected to), place a damp towel over the radiator cap, and turn counter-clockwise ( loosen) VERY slowly, and listen for a hissing sound. If it does, the system may be getting pressure. You may have an 'air bubble' in the system. Some cars have a bleeder valve on or near one of the cooling hoses. While the car is idleing, in park, with the e-brake on (BE SAFE!) loosen the bleeder valve and let the trapped air escape until coolant comes out. You can add coolant as you bleed out air. It may take 10 or more minutes. You may have a defective thermostat, this is fairly common, and is fairly cheap to replace. Its a temerature controlled valve that turns off the coolant flow to the radiator, to warm the motor up fast, when you 1st start it. Maybe stuck closed. It happens. My secret weapon is to go to the library, request a copy of 'Mitchels Repair Manuals' for your model, and copy the instructions, and follow them to complete the job. Prioritize your choices: 1. Leak 2. thermostat 3. air in system. 4. operator error (got coolant?) Good luck! Let me know what you find, please....Mark
Nov 12, 2011 |
Chrysler Town and Country Cars & Trucks