Question about 2000 Dodge Stratus
Can not locate the heater hoses to check if both are hot. How do I get access to the hoses? Is there a diagram?
Without more specs re: engine size etc, I'd have to say look close at firewall between engine and cab for hoses /tubing going into passenger compartment through firewall.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First thing first, turn off the engine wait for 15 - 20 mints, open the radiator cap and fill it up to the top then start the engine and see if it needs more water adn add as needed, then wait till you ca see the water circulating in the radiator now instead of corculating if it starts boiling out shut the engine replace the thermostat and do the whole thing again.
unless there is water in the engine the gauge will not be able to show the actual temp of the engine, so always malke sure you have water / antifreeze
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
it sounds more like the thermostat, a thermostat will cost around 8 to 12 dollars,just remove the thermostat housing and replace the old thermostat then reinstall the housing
Posted on May 21, 2009
Why was radiator replaced?Did it have heat before ? If it was plugged, the heater core may also be plugged. Try flushing it with a water hose in both directions. I dont know why the botton radiator hose would be cold, the radiator should be a uniform temp and the air coming through the radiator should be HOT, when the engine is at operating temp. What condition was the old coolant? if it was rusty, the water pump may have lower flow than normal.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
Did you burp the air out of the system after changing those parts? It sounds like the thermostat isn't opening which is why the lower hose is still cold. Click my screenname, go to my tips and tricks, and choose the one about burping the cooling system - it may help you out.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
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