Question about 2002 Chrysler Sebring
Ok, I bought a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Convertible in September 08. Just replaced the cam shaft sensor last week. Now today my engine overheated. I was really close to home, so I tried to make it, but there are a lot of hills and when I saw it get to the red "H" level, I stopped and turned the car off (even though I was less than 1/2 mile from home). I waited about 10 min, turned the heat on to the floor on high, as recommended in the manual and came home.
I searched online to see if I could find any info, and I came across a lot of complaints about engine sludge. Ugh. Is there any way to prevent that from happening? I read that the engine overheating is the cause of the engine sludge! I don't know anything about cars and I hate to take it somewhere, but I'm going to have to. I'd just like some advice beforehand so I don't sound like a complete idiot at the mechanic shop. The car has 68,000 miles - my only car I've ever had with less than 100K on it, and its given me the most problems! HELP
Also make sure the repair shop will replace the thermostat with an oem dodge thermostat even the oem specified stant brand therm can cause the engine to overheat because of it not opening enough for the water to pass. ive have the same problem with a cheap replacement found that the dodge part works great.
Posted on May 31, 2009
You need to have a coolant flush done to your engine. Overheating the coolant will brake down the properties of the antifreeze. Have a garage flush your cooling system thorougly and replace the old coolant with the proper OEM coolant. You will also need to replace your thermostat as overheating this unit will have damaged the thermostat. Replace the rad cap while your at it because there is a spring that regulates your cooling system pressure and it will now be weakened.
Just a note, Overheating your engine will cause damage to your engine. If the temperature gauge is near the red zone, stop the engine before any major damage can occure.
Posted on May 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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