Question about 1999 Dodge Stratus
WHEN DRIVING IN THE ARIZONA HEAT, AND I TURN OFF THE CAR, MY OVERFLOW RADIATOR BOTTLE SOUNDS LIKE IT IS BOILING. I HAD MY HEADGASKETS REPLACED 3 YEARS AGO, NO OIL LEAKAGE SINCE THEN, BUT THE CAR SEEMS TO OVERHEAT. WHAT CAUSES THE BOILING NOISE?
Double check that your rad cooling fan is operating as it should, but after that, I'd be looking at a good rad flush, or rad replace. Believe it or not, your heater core is like a small rad, and when you turn the heater on, it actually cools the circulating coolant, slighly,and therefore shows a difference on your gauge. Like I said, make sure the rad fan is coming on when engine temperature is at normal or slightly higher, and if it is, then I'd be taking a close look at my radiator, especially if it wasn't replaced when headgasket was done.
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Sounds to me you either needs a theromstat or water pump. Its one of the two.
Posted on Aug 25, 2008
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