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Old 04 Jul 2009, 02:10 pm
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I'm new to having a 2001 PT Limited Cruiser, and I have noticed that the temperature gauge went a little above half when going up hill, but it did start going down. It got below half to 1/4. I checked to see if there was Engine coolant, and it seems that there was about an inch and a half full, but my brother in law said that it expands when the car starts up and gets hot. Is this normal, or is there something wrong with my Temperature Gauge or radiator?
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Please keep us in the know about cooling problem. I about to purchase a 2002 Limited and it has the same problems. The past owner threw everything (parts) at it, except a fan or relays. Your problems seem to be my problems. Let me know
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Have you checked to see if the fan comes on at all? Also if you have enough coolant then you may have to bleed the air out of it. Look up how to do that. Its easy.
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Listen to Lenny's advice. There's plenty of reasons why the PT overheats but the three most likely are, bad Fan, air trapped in the system and a clogged or partially clogged radiator.
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I'm new to having a 2001 PT Limited Cruiser, and I have noticed that the temperature gauge went a little above half when going up hill, but it did start going down. It got below half to 1/4. I checked to see if there was Engine coolant, and it seems that there was about an inch and a half full, but my brother in law said that it expands when the car starts up and gets hot. Is this normal, or is there something wrong with my Temperature Gauge or radiator?
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Please keep us in the know about cooling problem. I about to purchase a 2002 Limited and it has the same problems. The past owner threw everything (parts) at it, except a fan or relays. Your problems seem to be my problems. Let me know
Also ARFFMAN, don't expect an answer from Zombiess. You are answering a post of his from July 2009 and he hasn't been back since then.

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