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1999 Dodge Intrepid over heating problem: thermostat has been replaced twice, water pump replaced, hoses replaced, flushed system twice, fans have been replaced, bleeding & burping has been done, heater core replaced... temp guage is higher than normal (around halfway mark, which is higher than it used to sit before this problem) & when the a/c is on, the car over heats and freon sprays out from the compressor when the pressure build up. Also, the a/c doesn't work from the control panel. So I installed a toggle switch. With all of the things I've replaced, is it possible that my temp guage is high due to the newly installed toggle switch EVEN when the air condition/toggle switch is not on? Is the PCM the cause of the a/c not working from the original control panel?

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  • thecoving394 Jul 31, 2010

    The radiator cap has been replaced & the radiator was actually flushed; twice.

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Yes The A/C changing in how it operates will effect the engine temperature Normally if its half way you shouldn't worry When its higher than half then it means it's higher than normal and may need attention.
Try get the A/C compressor changed and then see if that has any effect on the temperature of the engine.

Posted on Jul 31, 2010

  • thecoving394 Aug 01, 2010

    Thanks for your response.



    So in other words, the fact that I have a toggle switch wired to the compressor, because the original stock/dashboard switch isn't working, could be affecting the entire cooling process? Is it throwing the coolant temp sensor off as to where the a/c fan is delayed in coming on? How would I know if its just the cts period? Maybe if the cts was not working or disfuctional the a/c wouldnt come on at all...????

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    Simon Swales Aug 01, 2010

    Try replace original switch and the monitor temperature after that so you can be sure the switch is not the problem.

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The freon sparaying out is always due to an overcharged system,that in turn can cause the engine to run hot, I assume you have fully functioning cooling fans and they are not "jerry rigged" the As far as half way up the scale goes that is not overheating and is nothing to worry about.

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    yadayada Jul 31, 2010

    Since you really didn't answer what i asked or made any kind of useful comment I really think you are not really interested in fixing this properly, the 1st thing you need to do is restore all the stock wiring and fix what is really wrong. If this car came into my shop I would not offer to work on it until all the wiring problems were corrected, so good luck with this.

  • thecoving394 Aug 01, 2010

    I was posting and browsing this information earlier today from my phone while I was at work. And for some reason, I was unable to comment (like I am doing now from my pc). So, I just moved on to see how many other comments I received and how they differ from yours< not because I was ignoring your questions. Therefore, I am very interested in fixing the problem.

    The fans are not "jerry rigged". They are plugged up just as the old fans were. I will more than likely look into a new cts as well as removing the toggle switch.

    Thank you so very much for taking the time in responding. I am greatful that you shared your knowledge. But if I may express my opinion, for future advice I think I would probably choose better wording that the words you chose to respond to me. Since we are all communicating through cyberspace and are unable to see & hear expressions, someone may possibly take offense to your remarks.

    Thanks again, and have a blessed day!

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Hi

Check to see if the radiator is full of coolant. If not then fill it. Pressure tests the system to 16PSI. Check for leaks and repair as needed. Start the engine and let it warm up. At around 235 degrees the cooling fans should come on and stay on until about 195 degrees. If they do not then repair as necessary and repeat the procedure.
Are you sure the fan is coming on? It could also be a few temperature switches go out on me. Any problems with the radiator cap? Is the radiator hotter than heck when it over heats? Did you flush the radiator when you replace the coolant or did you just drain it?
Weird things can happen with the water pump who knows they blades might have fell off. But you would think this would be unlikely.


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When the a/c is on, do the fans that were replaced go on immediately? That would be normal and facilitate cooling.

It seems like you replaced and addressed virtually every problem that might exist on such a vehicle's cooling system.

You even flushed it. So, I'm perplexed unless it turns out to be a coolant temperature switch for the fan is not turning the fans on at the proper temperature independently of the a/c being turned on.

Could that be it?

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