PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
2002 pt cruiser overheating

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01 Apr 2013, 01:45 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
Unhappy 2002 pt cruiser overheating

I need help. Trying to make my car last 6 more months. It start overheating only when I was stoped. Since then I have had 3 people work on it. I have no white smoke coming out which I'm told would indecate a head gasket. I have had 2 different thermo put in, new radiator, pressure test, new hoses and the water pump check (the said that was fine). I put water in and can go about 10 miles shut the car off then i girrles. I then lose water coming from the reserve bottle. I have spent $600 dollars so far and money is tight. Can anyone give me some hints?

Thank You
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01 Apr 2013, 02:03 pm
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,744
Default Re: 2002 pt cruiser overheating

You didn't say anything about changing the radiator fan and that's the No#1 cause of the PT Cruiser overheating. The second would be a clogged radiator. Other causes include having trapped air in the coolant system. It needs to be bled of all excess air to run properly and not overheat.
__________________
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01 Apr 2013, 03:03 pm
Busted_PT's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Beckley, W.V.
Posts: 13,889
Default Re: 2002 pt cruiser overheating

A loose fitting over flow hose will loose coolant and suck air back into the system.
__________________

03 Dream stock___________________________ 04 Touring turbo lite stock_________ 02 Touring stock_____________________ The "Three Amigos"
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ___________Performance, Body and Service, OEM

This Is my project page.
http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...oject-1-a.html

This is a great read from one of our own! Badglas
badglas.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
06 Cruiser overheating Wutliss420 Tech & Performance Forum 1 21 Feb 2013 03:43 pm
2002 pt cruiser keeps overheating air doesnt work please help ashleyp92 General PT Cruiser Discussions 3 12 Aug 2012 08:55 am
2002 Cruiser Overheating someguy Tech & Performance Forum 2 07 Aug 2011 07:10 am
2002 PTC Overheating story, happy ending. FrancoRios General PT Cruiser Discussions 0 03 Nov 2010 09:22 pm
'02 Cruiser Overheating- Please Help sparker723 Tech & Performance Forum 7 31 Jul 2010 08:44 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:50 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors