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Pt overheating within 5 minutes - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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  • nazarene Aug 25, 2008




    I want to know how to replace the radiator fan motor on a 2001 PT Cruiser.


  • downsouth58 Sep 09, 2008

    My 2001 Pt Cruiser is overheating after 5min of driving also! When idle in traffic on the highway. Very scary! Had thermostat replaced, battery replaced, radiator flushed to no avail!

  • mbousliman May 18, 2009

    I had over heating problem. Replaced therastat. Then My car sounded like a perculator. The over flow bottles bubbles over.

  • Dwight Fields Aug 30, 2013

    I will try and remember as best as I can nazarine. You have to remove the four bolts holding the grill and slip it off. Then remove the radiator fasteners at the top s you can pull the radiator forard a little. The fan as best I can remember has four bolts holding it in place. Remove them and careful slip it out the top unplugging the wiring at the plug of course. The new one slips right back in with no problems and you just reinstall the radiator support hardware and grill and you are done. It's really fairly easy.

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I know this seems too simple, but I do vehicle maintenance for people on the side and have ran across several faulty radiator caps that cause cars to overheat. When the coolant pressure builds up, it boils out around the cap and lowers fluid levels. It also prevents fluid from flowing to and from the overflow bottle which makes you think the level is fine if the overflow is still full. For under $7 it is usually a good thing to replace at least every couple of years. If that isnt it, check to see if the fan is coming on.
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Hey
first If the fans arent coming on, thats where we re gonna start. Make sure the radiator and reservoirs are full,If they come on when the ac is on, turn the ac on and drive it. Does it still overheat? Yes or no. Yes? need more info. No? We need to check fuses and temp sensor. Keep in touch. I ll help you best I can from here.

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