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Old 05 Feb 2010, 08:15 pm
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so i'm posting this again because i'm STILL having problems with my 2003 pt cruiser.

it constantly overheats when i'm driving on city streets or when i'm idling. when i'm on the highway, it hardly goes up to the red but is hardly ever at halfway where it should be. i'm always having to refill my coolant at least 1-2 times a week and if i turn off my car, sometimes it lets out some smoke, smells kinda sweet, and i hear this weird boiling/gurgling noise. also, when it's cold outside and i need the heater, it will only stay warm when i'm pressing on the gas. if i'm at a stop light idling, it blows cold air.

when i had it looked at before, the mechanic told me i needed to replace my fan because it wasn't coming on so i did. and it was okay for a little bit but now i'm back to the same thing. and i do hear my fan come on.

i just need some ideas/suggestions/opinions before i use up my money somewhere with the possibility of this happening again.

thanks in advance. i really do appreciate any help i get!

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Old 05 Feb 2010, 08:22 pm
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Sounds like engine fan.
Open hood, start car, turn on A/C, and fan should come on.
You also now have air in your system, and it has to be bled out.
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Agree with QSD. Possibly air in the system that wasn't bled out correctly after the fan was replaced. Do as QSD noted and make sure the fan IS working before anything else.
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Old 08 Feb 2010, 04:52 am
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Default Re: help... i'm needing some advice!

Hmm.... Well, I would agree except supgrrl stated that the car is using coolant.

Supgrll... Is the smell inside the car, or outside. Also, where is the smoke coming from, the tailpipe, vents, or hood?
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Hmm.... Well, I would agree except supgrrl stated that the car is using coolant.

Supgrll... Is the smell inside the car, or outside. Also, where is the smoke coming from, the tailpipe, vents, or hood?
When it overheats, it dumps coolant.....
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I understand it overheats at slow speeds in town but when at a constant speed on the freeway (60mph) where is the temp then..
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