Question about 2002 Dodge Stratus
This morning I warmed my car up as usual and left for work. I started to notice that the heat was blowing cold air and i saw the temp rise on the gauge and begin to overheat. I immediately pulled over and let the car cool down. I was able to make it back home (only 5 minutes or so of driving). I have had the radiator replaced as well as the thermostat and some hoses. The car has been driving fine so this was a shock to me. Any ideas??
Coolant is too low. Coolant was not properly refilled, so there are large air pockets in engine head. DO NOT DRIVE until proper purging and correct coolant quantity and level are established.
To completely refill the system, you need to get the heater core full of coolant (the refilling has to be done with the heater on m?ximum, so to allow coolant to enter and fill heater core. Tha is the reason you don't get hot air. Amclaussen.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: radiator cool, engine temp = 140
sounds like your radiator is clogged, it will bring problems to you soon, you need to flush it really good, i dont think you need to replace it but it sounds like a typical clogged radiator, have it flushed, it you cant ur gonna need to replace it soon, if you keep running that car it might lead you to a temp problem while runing and u might end up hurting your engine...
u also need to check if your thermostat is working properly. go on google and look for the procedure, ur gonna have to take it off and do a test with hot water and a thermometer and see if its working properly.
hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
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