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Old 28 Apr 2012, 04:14 pm
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Hi,

New to this forum but need help....less than a week ago I hired a mech. To help me with my 2003 pt cruiser....anyways it had been overheating and I didn't know what 2 do so he cmes out switches my fan out and puts on a new thermostat...still OVERHEATING!...I only have this car and need it running right...I haven't seen the fan come on except when the ac is running....is there a way I can check n see if its that?...radiator is full, overflow is full kinda smells like fluid is leaking but only when it gets hot....help please!
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Old 28 Apr 2012, 10:28 pm
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Does it overheat at speed (say above 45MPH)?
Is it blowing bubbles out of thermostat housing when it's still cold?

Headgasket seems to go with a severe overheat-
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 12:00 am
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It does overheat after going 45...an
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 03:10 am
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I think I have the exact same problem with you, mine's a 2003 basic 2.4L. It's been a month since I have to keep my heater blowing hard to keep the temperature stay below middle. It'll keep safe as long as I blow the heater and stay below 60mph. I had it checked by mechanics and he said I had a blown head gasket, labor cost is $1600 but I didn't let them do it. I'm doing it myself right now and it's ... say extremely DIFFICULT.

I do think you need to check for combustion leak. If it does have a combustion leak, then you probably have a blown head gasket.
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Hi,

New to this forum but need help....less than a week ago I hired a mech. To help me with my 2003 pt cruiser....anyways it had been overheating and I didn't know what 2 do so he cmes out switches my fan out and puts on a new thermostat...still OVERHEATING!...I only have this car and need it running right...I haven't seen the fan come on except when the ac is running....is there a way I can check n see if its that?...radiator is full, overflow is full kinda smells like fluid is leaking but only when it gets hot....help please!
turbo or non? are there any codes?
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