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My 2008 dodge avenger just overheated from a cold start all the way to red in about 2 miles of driving. It has never done this before and after it went to red it went down a bit then back up and stayed there just as i parked in my driveway. I turned it off and it went right back up to the red again. HELP!! I'm not sure if it needs fluid because i dont where to look to check the level. Also, i just recently had my oil changed 3 days ago but the light keeps coming on say "change oil".

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The coolant reservoir is on the passenger side of the engine compartment. It should have a radiator cap on it. The design is not very good, because it can be a little tough to see exactly what level the coolant is at. Just look through the side and shake it to see the general level of coolant.

For the oil reminder, reset it by following these steps:
-Turn key to the run position(where all the lights come on but don't start the engine)
-After about 1 second, press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and let it come all the way up 3 times within about 5 seconds.
-Then turn the car off.

It won't work if the gas pedal does not go all the way down and up, if you go too fast, or if you don't turn it off afterward. Watch for the small red dot light to go out as an indicator for success. You will probably have to try it a couple of times before it actually resets.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • cperkins65 Apr 25, 2011

    Great! The part about getting rid of the change oil indicator worked perfectly!

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