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Old 25 Jul 2007, 10:16 am
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Question No heat since repir

I finally picked up my Pt from Chrysler. It has been in for repair x2 d/t overheating. This last time they put a new thermostat and radiator on her. Well I test drove it for a hour. Did the start stop, went thru drive thru, sat with it just running with a/c on. It finally did not overheat. I tried the heater, I now have no heat. It gets cold here in Cincinnati. Does anyone have an idea what chrysler may have done wrong this time? I dropped my car off again last night. Thanks again!
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 02:34 pm
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no idea sorry but keep us posted !!
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 03:03 pm
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I examined the old radiator, which I insisted I get the old parts. They didn't give them to me when they replaced the fan. I noticed thick light orange sludge at the connection. Soooo, Chrysler called to tell me it is the heater core and water pump. I informed him the heat worked before I took it in for overheating. I used heat to cool car per manuel. I then told him about the sludge in radiator and asked why it was sooo dirty if they just flushed and put new coolant in less than a week ago. " Sometimes that happens." He stated the core and pump were clogged. I then said how much is this going to cost me? " NOTHING".. Parts are ordered should be back on the road friday at the latest. WOO HOO!
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Old 30 Jul 2007, 01:38 pm
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How many miles on your PT? If they're really going to do the water pump, ask how much to have timing belt replaced - which should be done at about 100,000 miles.
I think you caught them short-changing you, and now they're making up for it by doing it right.
The labor to get at water pump is nearly the same as for timing belt.
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Old 30 Jul 2007, 02:09 pm
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keep us posted how it goes
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Old 30 Jul 2007, 06:44 pm
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I got my baby back today. I only drove it from the dealer to home. I had a/c and heat! So , now I have a new fan, radiator, thermostat, heater core, tie rods and water pump. I will really try her out tomorrow. Hopefully she will not overheat. My pt has 86,000 miles. They already had her back together when I got the post about the timing belt. They gave me a Pacifica to drive, loner car. Thats a big suv. The steering was so quick. When I picked my PT up, I was amazed at the difference. Does everyone else have " stiff" steering.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 11:34 am
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Don't ask your dealer about the stiff steering, they'll try and sell you a steering pump. Kim, trying going about 2-3 pounds of air over the recommended pressure on your door sticker. That should loosen up the steering.
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 12:16 pm
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Thanks for the tip! Will give it a shot. Now I need to get new tires before the snow flies. Any suggestions?
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Old 01 Aug 2007, 12:35 pm
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