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My pt is over heating. It originally was low in coolant but even after topping it off, it still is overheating...please any suggestions?

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They have a problem with blown head gaskets it probably leaking coolant into one of the combustion chambers, before anything check the thermostat

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Two things would cause this

There is a slow leak and the radiator is low on fluid

Let the vehicle cool down completely and then check the level in the radiator. I bet its pretty low. Top off the radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water. start the vehicle and let it warm up with out the radiator cap on. Keep adding fluid as necessary. While waiting for it to warm up check around for any abvious coolant leaks. Things like hoses, radiator seams, water pump, water inlet/outlet gaskets. If no leaks are found it may be necessary to pressure test the cooling system and even then it might be a slow leak that only occurs when the vehicle is cold.

If the radiator is full than I would suspect that water pump is no longer working or creating enough flow. If the thermostat where stuck you would still get heat. If the water pump is not circulating coolant than you would get no heat and the car would overheat.

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did you check the fluid level by removing the rad. cap? Radiator should be full to top. If Chryslers are low on coolant, the heater will not blow warm air.

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