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Old 07 Jul 2011, 04:33 pm
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I have a 2005 pt 2.4 non turbo, I know that the radiators go out on these cars. I have a guy I know that has a pt and he thought his head gasket was bad and overheating the car and it was not and he ended up replacing ever sensor on the car when it was just the radiator. But what if the car after driving a minute down the road yes on a warm day gets to half way very fast? Is that normal? Or is that a sign that my radiator might be going bad. I just replaced the thermo if that helps. Thanks in advance. Also is there a thread that would tell me step by step directions on replacing the timing belt?
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 06:02 pm
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Was it heating up that fast before you replaced the thermostat? Is it overheating or just gets up to half way fast and stays there? If it doesn't overheat, just keep an eye on the gauge. Was the radiator ever flushed and do you know if coolant was ever added to the radiator that wasn't Hybrid
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As far as the timing belt. Your already in the Tech & Performance part of the forum. Look at the top of this section for the "HOW TO" thread and inside that thread there's at least 3 separate threads that deal with the timing belt...or you can do a search for timing belt and come up with dozens of threads on the subject.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 06:12 pm
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It is not overheating, just heats up very fast then stops at halfway. I did flush the rad. out last supper and added new antifreeze the prestone from autozone.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 06:25 pm
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Sorry, Prestone isn't on the approved list of ATF+4 brands that Chrylser recommends and it can do damage to the internal parts of the radiator.

Licensed ATF+4 Brand Names
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 06:42 pm
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so I guess i need to drain out all the old and reflush the system out?
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 06:50 pm
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so I guess i need to drain out all the old and reflush the system out?
Entirely up to you. I'm just passing on the information.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 06:55 pm
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My pt doesnt overheat but it sure seems to climb to that middle temp point fast on some days... Today I had to buy a vacuum hose cause mine was breaking, 16 bucks for a 8 inch ling hose from dealer! No where else had this special hose lol... Nonetheless It was so hot under the hood I had to use gloves to take off my modesty cover and the old hose!
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 07:25 pm
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Thanks Crewzins for all your help! BTW great looking cruiser you got. What kind of lowering spring do you have on that?
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 07:30 pm
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Thanks. The springs are Eibach.
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Old 07 Jul 2011, 08:32 pm
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whats your knowledge on springs? I have seen some on ebay for like $189 and I have seen some in the $700s I know you get what you pay for but is their really a difference.
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