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Old 08 Apr 2016, 04:22 pm
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2005 pt cruiser non turbo 108k miles. Timing belt and water pump professionally replaced. About 8000 miles ago. Fast forward to now. Vehicle is pushing coolant into the recovery tank on longer trips. Or 35 miles or more. Not really overheating I don't think... The gauge goes to about the middle then fluctuates a bit up or down. Cooling fan was replaced because shop said it wasn't working on low. It still isn't. I see it's a common problem, where are the wires that are the usual problem? I've been thinking its a head gasket problem, but have decided I need to fix the fan first. And se what happens. I've replaced the radiator cap with a MOPAR cap. I've replaced the thermostat and recovery tank hose as well as the radiator around 2 years ago. It did overheat on my wife once when it ran low on coolant. I'm hoping to with some ease to get the fan figured out so I can continue on with any possible other diagnosis. Also, when I look at the low speed relay there are 5 prongs. However only four seem to have contacts in the distribution panel. Thanks for any advice other than telling me to use the seAtch button lol. I've been searching. My wife has a trip to Iowa on July and I need this thing sorted out, it's our good car
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Old 08 Apr 2016, 04:55 pm
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The fan have been or may still be a factor.

But if it was me, I'd do a chemical test on the coolant to check for combustion gas. That will help tell if it is a head gasket issue. Understand that if it is a head gasket, something caused the heating at some point that caused the head gasket to begin to fail in the first place.
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Old 08 Apr 2016, 05:09 pm
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Yup we are all getting close to summer and warmer temperatures.....

seems issues repeat every year and start right about now?

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Good luck everyone...I hope some of can guide you to resolving some of your cooling system issues!





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Old 08 Apr 2016, 06:24 pm
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ThAts why I want the cooling fan sorted out first. They ran a test to see if there were gassed in the coolant and there wasn't. Some white smoke at the tail pipe and water drips" can't remember what it was like before I started noticing. Oil level stays the same, loses some between oil changes. So long story short I have yet to rule out anything. The wife loves the car, that's why I care. I'd put a new long block in if I had to. I've thought about adding an auxiliary fan to the front of the car, but I'd like to see the problem with the oem stuff fixed
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Old 08 Apr 2016, 06:41 pm
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Yup we are all getting close to summer and warmer temperatures.....

seems issues repeat every year and start right about now?

LOL


Good luck everyone...I hope some of can guide you to resolving some of your cooling system issues!





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Old 08 Apr 2016, 06:50 pm
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ThAts why I want the cooling fan sorted out first. They ran a test to see if there were gassed in the coolant and there wasn't. Some white smoke at the tail pipe and water drips" can't remember what it was like before I started noticing. Oil level stays the same, loses some between oil changes. So long story short I have yet to rule out anything. The wife loves the car, that's why I care. I'd put a new long block in if I had to. I've thought about adding an auxiliary fan to the front of the car, but I'd like to see the problem with the oem stuff fixed
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Old 08 Apr 2016, 07:45 pm
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...if it was me, I'd do a chemical test on the coolant to check for combustion gas.
Well I'll be! I had no idea that could be done. Thanks for mentioning this.

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