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My cruser is over heating

I had the thermostat replaced and the raiditor cap, The car seems to do ok if only drive around 12 miles away from home and then park at say shoping center than drive home but when drove it for 20 it got very hot and had to pull it over and park it for about a hour and let it cool down what could be causing this problem

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I had the same problem and my local shop was unable to diagnose the problem. They tried replacing the thermostat, checked the fan and belts, changed out the coolant to no avail. I ended up taking it to the dealer, seems there is and electric fan motor that goes out. The dealer seemed to smirk when I told them them problem. Felt like a screw job to me. But they replaced the fan motor and no more overheating issues. Was fairly pricey to, around $800.00 if I remember correctly



  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    need to know location of engine fan relay for 2002 pt cruiser

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    need to know location of engine fan relay for 2002 pt cruiser engine over heating

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You need to make sure the car enough coolant and you need to let the car get up to temp open the hood because it sounds like your coolant fans are not coming on check all fuses and relays first and if it is the fan try to find a good used one at a salvage yard it will be alot cheaper

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