Question about 1999 Dodge Neon

2 Answers

Changed bad water pump and timing but car is still overheating causes

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 110 Answers

If the car overheated because of the water pump going out, then you May need to pull the cylinder head, have it pressure checked and inspected for cracks - before installing a new head gasket. You might want to have a shop do a CO test on your coolant to see if there is any in there,

Good Luck

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 699 Answers

Overheating is not always caused by a bad water pump or bad engine firing timing.

The most common causes are:

  • faulty radiator cap: steam/water will be escaping from the caps when engine is hot or oveflow tank overflows or empty!
  • crack cylinder head gasket: check when engine is cold thru radiator cap hole for milky oil in water radiator or large bubbles in radiator water after starting engine. Also check if water steam comes out of exhaust.
  • cylinder head itself: same symtoms as for gasket above.
Hope it helps you find your problems.

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Nissan overheated.Water went in the motor... Motor does not make any nose or rattle when started.mechanic said the water pump needs to be changed.please explain why water in the motor if it's pump


I can't explain why water in the engine means bad water pump, but... Overheating can certainly be caused by a bad water pump. Water in the cylinders or in the oil after overheating is typically caused by a blown head gasket, and you can't really fix that with a water pump.

I think your mechanic either needs to do more checking, or is trying to get you to do an inexpensive task, so he can discover an expensive one while he has it apart, and you can't take it somewhere else.

Dec 11, 2015 | 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 4.0.V6

2 Answers

My 04 seabring is still overheating after replaceing the thermostat, and then wont start


If you have the 2.7L engine, you may have a bad water pump. The water pump is turned by the timing chain. When the water pump on those particular engines go out, tension on the chain goes away and retards the camshafts bad enough for it not wanting to start. Pull your oil dipstick out and see if you see signs of water in the oil. If there is, this is your problem. When the water pump goes out on those engines, it'll drain water straight into the front of the oil pan.

Mar 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My car keeps overheating..what keep causing this??


CHANGE THERMOSTAT or maybe bad water pump? could be pluged heater core

Mar 27, 2012 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

2 Answers

What make a car run hot


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. If you are low on coolant fluid, it will cause it to overheat. Check your coolant fluid level. If your fans are not working or kicking on, it will cause overheating. If so, check the fuse for them. Check for leaking coolant on your lines. A bad radiator can cause overheating and a bad cap can cause overheating. Make sure the cap is snug. Make sure there are no leaks. Now, the most common issue would be a bad thermostat or a sticking thermostat. Next, I would say would be a bad water pump. Now, it could be the water pump valve or impeller, but that is not common. Also, a bad head gasket can cause overheating. Anyone of these can cause your issue. Check fluid first and fans. You may have a leak or a bad fuse. If the fans do not work, that is probably your problem. They should kick on when the car begins to heat up. If the fuse is good and they still don't work, it is either the wiring or the fan itself. I hope this helps you out. Take care. Rick

Sep 21, 2011 | 1992 Mazda 929

2 Answers

I have a 2000 plymouth breeze an it keeps runing hot. But...the temp gauge isnt sayin anythinys wrong but i can hear an smell it running hot. My fans are working. The 1st guy said that it might be my...


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. They all are right. Anyone of those parts can cause overheating. The most common issue is the thermostat though, followed by the water pump. You could have a defective coolant sensor. If you have a bad head gasket, it will cause overheating. If you change the water pump, change the valve and the impeller also. Do this. Check your coolant level first and make sure it is level. You said fans are good. Make sure the radiator is good and is getting fluid inside it. Make sure there are no leaks. Check all coolant hoses. Like I said, the most common issue is a sticking thermostat or a bad one. Next, I would say the water pump.

Jun 07, 2011 | 2000 Plymouth Breeze

2 Answers

My 2002 Volkswagen GTI has been overheating. It almost hit 290 every time. But it only does that when im driving. Theres also steam coming from the bottom of the reserve. I notice my auxiliary pump is...


the lose of pressure is causing the overheating, VW and most other German cars, require that the cooling system be sealed to hold the pressure in order to maintain the right temperature. The leak in what I am guessing is the water pump is causing the system to lose pressure therefore it is going to gain heat. In other words repair the leak and you will fix the overheating issue.

Apr 22, 2011 | Volkswagen GTI Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Just changed water pump and engine keeps overheating and heater doesn't work


did u replace the thermostat at same time? a bad thermostat will cause your problem

Dec 14, 2010 | 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T New Cars

1 Answer

Overheating


You could have several issues here. A blockage in the radiator, bad coolant temp sensor, (not turning the cooling fan on) a bad cooling fan motor. sounds as if maybe one of these may be your primary issue, and the cause of the overheating that originally caused your head gasket problem. Hope this helps

Aug 22, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

1997 montero sport 3000 24valve v6


The most likely senario is that the water pump went bad which caused the overheating in the first place. Then after the engine shut down, the water pump seized up. When the engine was restarted, the timing belt started to smoke because the water pump, which runs off the timing belt, was not turning. Since the engine overheated to the point of shutting down, blown head gaskets are a possibility. Put a new timing belt and water pump on it and start it up. If it runs OK, you're good to go.

Jul 26, 2008 | Mitsubishi Montero Sport Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Neon Logo

369 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...