Question about 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
The fan is only one part of the cooling syste.
The cooling of the engines works like this, Oil reduces the friction and keeps the engine from rubbing metal on metal.
Water circulates through the engine block by means of the water pump.
The water stays in the engine block by means of a thermostat. The thermostat is composed of treated metal that expand or contracts at the designed temperature.
When that temperature is reached, the thermostat opens and allows the water to escape the engine block to go to the radiator. Standard RAM air usually cools the water just fine, and the water pump recycles the water back thru the engine. If the incoming air in the front of the car (the grill) is not enough to cool the water, the FAN comes on. This forces air thru the fins of the radiator exchanging the heat.
Another important thing is clogging. If there are any clogs that impede the flow of coolant in the block or the radiator, this will also cause overheating.
A failure of any part in this symphony can cause your engine to overheat.
The next easiest step to correct, is to make sure you have enough coolant. check your sensor Then check the thermostat. Then check the waterpump.
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Posted on Oct 11, 2010
EITHER IT NEEDS A RADIATOR OR A WATER PUMP BUT IF YOU OVER HEAT IT TO MUCH IT CAN CRACK YOUR HEAD SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO WARP YOUR HEAD. I WOULD TRY A WATER PUMP
Posted on Oct 11, 2010
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