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Old 06 Aug 2011, 10:09 pm
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Default 2002 Cruiser Overheating

New to this forum. My PT has been actin up lately. A few months ago it was low on anti freeze and was overheating so I filled it up. Then a few days after that the cap blew off when I was driving on the highway and it started to leak anti freeze out the top so I had to fill it up again. I got all the air out and filled it up properly. So I thought problem was solved.

Now like 3months later, today, it overheated and I let it cool and the antifreeze resovoir was empty so I filled it up. Got it home and ran it for a while and looked alright. Later there was antifreeze on my friends driveway after I left his house like 5hrs after I filled it up today. Looks and sounds like a leak somewhere. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for any help.
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Old 06 Aug 2011, 10:47 pm
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Default Re: 2002 Cruiser Overheating

Pressure test your radiator for sure. Buy a new cap for the radiator as well.
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Old 07 Aug 2011, 07:10 am
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Default Re: 2002 Cruiser Overheating

Like was just said, sounds like a small leak somewhere and when enough coolant leaks out, you get more air trapped in the system and it boils over.
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