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Old 30 Jan 2020, 04:21 pm
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Hello I was wondering if you could tell me why a little after changing my thermostat ...My heater quit working also my PT cruiser is overheating only when it's idle
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Old 30 Jan 2020, 05:11 pm
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Are you getting any engine light diagnostic codes?

Did you check the new thermostat to make sure it opens up all the way before installing it?

Did you put the correct mixture of coolant in the engine cooling system?

Is your low speed radiator fan coming on?

Most important question did you bleed all the air out of the engine coolant system? This is the most common mistake and you might still have several air pockets in the engine coolant system including inside the heater coils.
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Old 01 Feb 2020, 09:45 am
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the fact that your heater isn't blowing hot is a great indicator of a failed water pump...
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Hello I was wondering if you could tell me why a little after changing my thermostat ...My heater quit working also my PT cruiser is overheating only when it's idle
Did you "burp" the air out of the system? There is an air bleeder located right below the thermostat housing. You must open it to allow the air to escape while filling the system with coolant.

Also, a half full cooling system may not allow the heater core to warm up.

If this is not your issue, make sure you didn't install the thermostat upside down.

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Old 01 Feb 2020, 10:00 pm
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Lets not forget the heater?AC controls.....

And if all else you are welcome to bring it by my house next week. Just call me!
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