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My 2004 sebring running hot antifreeze boiling in reservoir

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SOURCE: Car continues to run hot

Sounds like you have a defective water thermostat as long as nothing is seen physically leaking when it is warming up in the first 2-5 minutes.

If you are a do it yourselfer, carefully remove the thermostat without damaging the gasket.

Replace it as preventative maintenance if it has not been replaced from 50-95k miles. It can be lower but that is a good range when you replace one.

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Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Chrsler Sebring coolant gurlges - now overheating

yes some systems have to be burped or the boil over can occur in the motor and cause head gasket issues..at 195k i think you should check the system for leaks and thermostat if it is opening at right tempatures or is slow..plus the vented cap on your radiator check with vacuum gauge if it holds about 12-14 psi before it vents...

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 sebring, keeps overheating especially on hot

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SOURCE: engine running hot, heater blowing

Sound like heater control valve.

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

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SOURCE: 2004 chrysler sebring running hot

Hello, Have you checked the coolant level in the vehicle? Also when the car is running hot do you notice if the cooling fan is coming on or not? Could also be a sticky thermostat not allowing cooling to enter the engine from the radiator. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR MUST BE COOL BEFORE OPENING THE RESERVOIR AS IT IS A PRESSURIZED SYSTEM. Hope that helps.

Posted on Aug 05, 2011

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2006 Chevy trail blazer. Keeps getting hot. Anti-freeze is full, overflow container is half full. Every time I turn it off can hear fluid in radiator boiling and bubbling?


Pam are you sure it's boiling? If the Antifreeze is boiling I'd think you'd see steam coming out of your reservoir as the water expands into the reservoir, but you didn't say you see anything like that.
Of course engines get hot, that's why we have the cooling systems but it doesn't sound like it's "boiling" to me with no signs of visible steam unless your antifreeze level is really low?

If it's really boiling, and you antifreeze level is good, then your reservoir should be getting filled up with expanded hot water that goes into it to catch it when it expands.

If the water isn't going into the reservoir, then maybe your antifreeze level in the radiator is too low and you need to add antifreeze?
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Best to fill the radiator with the engine cooled down. If you ever have to open the radiator when it's hot, NEVER open it with your bare hand as you could get scolded with boiling water. Instead use a big thick towel to remove the radiator cap off a hot engine. Again, if you can, just wait until the engine cools then open the radiator cap.

With the engine cool, you can fill the radiator with a 50/50 antifreeze mix. The 50/50 mix come premixed 50 percent water, and 50 percent antifreeze. So you can throw that stuff straight into the radiator.

Non mixed antifreeze needs to be mixed 50/50. Some people use 50 percent distilled water when they mix it because distilled water doesn't have the minerals in it that may get stuck in your radiator. That's being a bit picky about it though. Tap water works fine in a pinch. The other 50 percent is antifreeze. You can mix it right in the radiator too, put in a measured amount of the antifreeze, followed by the same measured amount of water. The water pump will mix it all together when you run the engine.

Put the cap back on and run the engine and if/when the water "boils" it should go into your reservoir. If it does boil in go in the reservoir then yes...your engine is getting hot and the antifreeze is boiling.

When the antifreeze boils, it's probably because your thermostat is stuck closed. That means the thermostat isn't letting water circulate through the radiator to get cooled. Thermostats are cheap...no more than $30 I'd say for most cars. Changing them is pretty easy too as they are usually right at the top of the engine. A mechanic may charge $100 to change it....but it's an easy job on most vehicles requiring just a couple sockets/socket wrench.

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Cannot find antifreeze leaking on my 2004 volvo s60


Check your oil on the dipstick. It it looks creamy, then antifreeze is leaking into the engine. Another problem may be a high pressure leak when the engine is running and the antifreeze is hot (boiling out). Probably time to see a mechanic if you are adding so often.

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What all can cause a pontiac grand prix GT2004 3800series3 to run hot?


Low coolant, bad thermostate, bad cooling fan. Blown headgasket but unlikely unless the car was driven hot.

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Why is my 1998 ford contour over heating and my heater no longer works


Radiator is corroded, plugged up due to age. Same with the heater core. You door vents might not be working, which could also result in a no heat situation.

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Overflow tank boils when hot


Its normal for the car to have antifreeze going to the overflow tank if thats what your asking.

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2004 chrysler sebring running hot


Hello, Have you checked the coolant level in the vehicle? Also when the car is running hot do you notice if the cooling fan is coming on or not? Could also be a sticky thermostat not allowing cooling to enter the engine from the radiator. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CAR MUST BE COOL BEFORE OPENING THE RESERVOIR AS IT IS A PRESSURIZED SYSTEM. Hope that helps.

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Water from radiator is boiling over to antifreeze


when does it do this? If it does it right after you shut it off, then its supposed to do that, as your engine will actually get hotter, before it cools down.

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