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Old 16 May 2017, 07:08 pm
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Default 2006 PT Overheating issues

Ok I'm about done with this car. It's been nothing but problems. This is my last resort before I junk it. It randomly overheated about 3 weeks ago. So Let me tell you exactly what I've done since then :

Replaced coolant
Replaced Radiator Cap
Replaced Radiator
Replaced Radiator Fan
Replaced Head Gasket
Replaced spark plugs and spark plug connectors
Replaced Water pump
Replaced both motor mounts
Checked all fluids and made sure all were fine (including freon for AC)


Car ran fine for exactly 45 mins. Then for no reason, it overheated again and there's a "bubbling" sound I think from the Overflow. Radiator works, Fans work, AC works, but it keeps running hot.

Does anyone have any clue what it could be before I junk this thing?
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Old 16 May 2017, 08:21 pm
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Default Re: 2006 PT Overheating issues

You probably did, but just in case, did you check to make sure that the fan(s) actually came on? Could be a fan relay, or wiring.

Just a thought.
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Old 16 May 2017, 09:41 pm
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Default Re: 2006 PT Overheating issues

Does it overheat at both low speeds and high speeds ?
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Old 17 May 2017, 02:15 am
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@wingman Yes the fans are working 100%. I even just checked again for air in the engine thinking it might be a random bubble or something. It ran fine again for exactly 45mins to an hour, then the Temp gauge went from the 1/2 way point to 3/4 and finally overheating. So turned it off again and checked everything I could think of.

@PTcruisersteve It only overheated the first time going 25 mph up a hill.. Then it happened again when I was on the same hill slowing down to park but this time instead of facing up, I was going down the hill.

The only two things I can think of its my TIPM (Which is faulty because I can't get my regular beams to turn on) is causing a problem or the Temp Gauge sensor is bad?

I just drove it again up and down a high way for an hour and nothing until I went to park. It went up to 3/4's again on Temp Gauge and now there's a "gurgling bubbling" sound I've never heard before. I'm at my wits end with this car.
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Old 17 May 2017, 06:32 am
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I'd try removing the intake and valve cover and re-torking the head bolts.
Was the head checked to see if it was warped before installation?
Was this engine severely overheated before parts were replaced?
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Old 17 May 2017, 07:04 am
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Default Re: 2006 PT Overheating issues

With all the work you have done to make this right, it is easy to see why you are angry!

In your list of replaced parts I did not see a thermostat.

Even if the thermostat was replaced, sometimes new are defective.

If all else has been tried, I might perform one of those chemical tests on the coolant to detect a failed head gasket.

Good luck.
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Old 17 May 2017, 07:33 am
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Never mind.
I wanted to welcome you and encourage you to introduce yourself since you don't show anything on your profile. Then I looked up your previous posts.

Looks like every time you start a thread you are about to give up on this car

Did you ever get your camshaft sensor problem fixed from 2011?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it

Did you ever get your grinding noise problem fixed from 2012?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it

Did you ever get you headlight problem fixed from 2013?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it

Did you ever get your crankshaft sensor problem fixed from 2015?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it
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Old 18 May 2017, 02:14 am
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Never mind.
I wanted to welcome you and encourage you to introduce yourself since you don't show anything on your profile. Then I looked up your previous posts.

Looks like every time you start a thread you are about to give up on this car

Did you ever get your camshaft sensor problem fixed from 2011?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it I lost those threads LONG ago. Camshaft sensor has been replaced yearly since 2011 WITH the crankshaft sensor. Mopar , dealer parts, or something from Autozone they keep failing

Did you ever get your grinding noise problem fixed from 2012?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it Grinding noise was the idiots at Midas messing up a caliper when they rotated my tire. The replaced everything

Did you ever get you headlight problem fixed from 2013?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it. Nothing fixed the headlights. They are still non functional. Dealer tired a new TIPM, flashed it , they didn't turn on. They said "It'll probably be another $1200 to take the dash apart and find whatever electrical problem is causing all this." I declined and I just drive around with brights on.

Did you ever get your crankshaft sensor problem fixed from 2015?
You never replied whether or not the help given here fixed it Crankshaft had to be replaced yearly along with Camshaft.
This car has quite literally been the worst car I've ever owned. It's always in need of something repaired every 3-5 months like clockwork.. I got it in 2007, one week after I got it, my drivers side window fell in the door. The dealer said it was "Defective" and replaced the door.

2008 Less than a year of having it, front drivers side tie rod broke.
2009 First camshaft / crankshaft sensor replaced
2009 Back windshield wiper won't turn on
2010 Front windshield wipers won't turn off
2010 two lugnuts just "fell off"
2010 First battery dies
2011-2017 some of the problems listed above not to mention replaced every sensor on the car, AC problems, Back windshield wiper is dead again, exhaust had to be replaced completely and i can't open the passenger side door from the inside.

This car is extremely unreliable. I'm not one of those people who doesn't get it serviced ether. I always get it routinely looked at.
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Old 18 May 2017, 02:18 am
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With all the work you have done to make this right, it is easy to see why you are angry!

In your list of replaced parts I did not see a thermostat.

Even if the thermostat was replaced, sometimes new are defective.

If all else has been tried, I might perform one of those chemical tests on the coolant to detect a failed head gasket.

Good luck.
We did replace the Thermostat. I guess I'll have to check that to see what's up. Didn't think about trying a chemical test. It randomly overheated again today this time at 60 mph going up an on ramp. When I finally got it cooled down enough to drive it home at night it did not over heat, however it still making a "gurgling / bubbling" sound when i turn it off. There is no spillage or leaking overflow. Coolant did not spill out... I'm literally out of ideas of what it could be. The only think I can think of is maybe the Temp Sensor is faulty? Or the TIPM is making the Temp Sensor faulty? It couldn't be a Temp Relay could it?
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Old 18 May 2017, 02:26 am
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I'd try removing the intake and valve cover and re-torking the head bolts.
Was the head checked to see if it was warped before installation?
Was this engine severely overheated before parts were replaced?
I'll try the intake / valve cover tomorrow and update once i see if it change anything.

I honestly don't know if they check for a warped head before it was changed. I'll call tomorrow. That's the only thing I did not do with my uncle who's a mechanic ourselves.

The engine had zero problems until I got my entire exhaust changed. A part fell off, so I just got it all replaced. The first overheat was before that. It just randomly overheated and all of the coolant shot out of the overflow. I put more in, checked for air, and drove 20 mins home and it did the same thing. Midas checked the lines for pressure, used the bleeder valve and said everything was fine after they changed the exhaust.

Every since then we changed all the parts listed in the original post.

I'm down to TIPM, Temp Sensor, or Temp Relay are my only logical guesses left. I don't want to keep throwing money into this car if all of those don't fix anything. I don't think the head gasket is warped but that will be a deal breaker if it is. I"m not paying $1k for that repair. That's the average of most local shops. I'd rather spend that money on a new car that actually runs.
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