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Old 22 Aug 2013, 02:11 pm
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My car is bubbling when I turn it off. It also runs hard as soon as I start it up when the a/c is on it gets even worse.it has overheated twice I can smell anti freeze and have found some near the radiator. I'm assuming it has a minor leak somewhere because I can see it in there and its not steadily dripping the reservoir still has coolant in to. I took it to a shop spent $400 he was supposed to replace the thermostat, tune up, radiator flush and replace spark plugs well needless to say this is the condition my car is in after they "fixed it" my coolant was completely empty also when I got it back. How can I check if the thermostat was replaced?

I'm no mechanic and I dont know that much about cars just fyi
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 02:32 pm
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Default Re: help please! bubbling sound when I turn car off and.....

many times the gurgling sound is caused by a bad radiator cap, go to an auto parts store and buy a new cap and see if that helps or not.
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 02:51 pm
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Thank you I will try that
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 03:32 pm
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check you fan PTS are bad bad bad for the cooling fan to go out on low side its easier to replace the whole fan they run about 1 bennie

also if its really gurgling it could be a blown headgasket I am guessing you had the timing belt changed if not you are way over due
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 05:57 pm
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I forgot to add there is white resedue splattered everywhere would that be from the anti freeze leaking?
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 06:01 pm
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No I haven't had the belt changed.
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 07:41 pm
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my coolant was completely empty also when I got it back.
Well,one thing they didn't fill the recovery tank,and that could have introdiced air into the cooling system.....Cooling system needs to be filled,and have the air bled out to function @ 100% efficiency.
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 07:52 pm
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Do you mind explaining how to do that?
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These threads help explain further: Bleeding air from cooling system
How to Bleed the Coolant System on a PT Cruiser | eHow
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Old 22 Aug 2013, 08:17 pm
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Appreciate it.thank you!

There is also a slight hissing noise I can hear after the bubbling stops its near the radiator cap area could this berelated to what was already stated?

When the heater is turned on it runs better than when the a/c is on. Could this be a sign of anything?

Looks like for sure I need to replace the fan i think.

I appreciate all the help from all of you!!
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