Question about 1997 Dodge Intrepid
I just had this problem with my car and when i changed the w pump it released all the antifreeze in the engin and hoses.it kept over heating for a while after it went on running for a week or two. but any ways to fix it there is a bleadervelve in the thermostat cover. its got air in it. they call it vaper lock it wont overheat till all the air in the hoses heat up some times takes a longer time than others. try it and get back to me. its real easy to blead the hoses but u half to do it while its hot but not over heating usualy about 5 minits after its started and the heat is on.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
Do you smell a sweet odor when inside or outside of the vehicle when the engine is running?
Do you see any green fluid on the ground where the car has been sitting?
Is there excessive white smoke coming out of the tail pipe when engine is cold and hot?
These are three first things a mechanic will at to do a proper diagnosis, but these you can do yourself. It is important to not let your engine overheat as this could cause serious engine damage. Keep us informed on what you find to the above questions. This way we can guide you further on fixing your problem correctly.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
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First not knowing what's been done I will have to give you general information on what to check first. This is going without knowing if your mechanic did everything right to start with. The first thing to check is oil level, if the oil is low it will overheat, if it's automatic be sure that fluid is red and not burnt. Next is the oil overdue for change? If not then the next thing to check would be the radiator and ac condenser. Use a flashlight to see if it is plugged with bugs, do it in a dark garage without it running and cool. If you see a lot of bugs and grass it needs to be cleaned and should be taken to a mechanic anyway. If it is clear the next thing to check is the Radiator cap, look for broken Gaskets or a bad rubber gasket. Next if you're not sure pull it off and take it to AutoZone where they can perform a pressure test to see if it's bypassing (won't hold pressure) while the cap is off be sure the radiator is full of antifreeze, also the antifreeze should be replaced every two years. Next make sure the belts are tight and last if you buy cheap gas we have seen problems with fuel that has too much ethanol in it and causing over heating problems This one is harder to prove but if everything else is ok in my write up so far then suspect this to be the issue and Buy Premium gas at least one tank and see if that helps. Normally the check engine light would come on and give a lean code so if the check engine light is not on then this may not be your problem. One last thing it could be is the catalytic converter could be plugging and causing to overheat. In this situation you need an Infrared Temp tester to see if the Cat is working if this does not find the solution let me know and I can give you some more things to check. It would be helpful to know if it heats up when driving on a highway or in town traffic. If it does it only on in town traffic that means it's likely the fan switch I hope this helps.
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