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2002 pt cruiser overheating was told i need a new raditor and thermostat for 1 grand sounds fishy

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2001 pt cruiser over heating july 7 2009 - black pearl

pressured test system O K . Hydrocarben test for head gasket leak Tested O K . Ran car, temperature increased slowly to high temp , would cool down with heat exchanger on to help cool system . tested heat sensor , reading 230 degree check actual reading at sight found it was180 degree . replaced sensor., thermostat filled system and bleed air out completely and turned heater on . fill waited for fan to come on .filled then placed rad, cap . still over heats. I may have a few coils blocked in the radiator ,coolant looks very clean, but the over flow container has stain marks like rust color even though the fliud is clean . will change out radiator next. will recheck pcm the fan is running fine. Will kept you posted the Black Pearl

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Flush rad & change coolant & thermostat. Check operation of rad fan, & make sure it is coming on when engine reaches normal operating temperature. Be sure to bleed air out good when refilling rad/cooling system. Start engine & turn heater on when refilling & let rad fan come on & off at least 2 or 3 times before putting cap back on rad, and refill rad as needed as you do this. then fill return bottle to proper level & see what happens.

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