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Old 03 Sep 2013, 09:48 am
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I have a 2008 pt cruiser(not a turbo). I runs hot after driving about 150miles!. I had to turn heat on to help it cool down some. Once it runs hot it pushes all the fluid out of the system via the overflow spout. I have took it to 3 different shops who have pressure tested it, flush the radiator a total of 4 times, change the thermostat twice. all of this was in the last week. another problem is I have only had the car a week! it has about 58000 miles on it. what could be causing the slow overheating? like I said it overheats, then pushes fluid out of the overflow making you low on fluid, so you wait until cool, then added fluid again. any suggestions
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Old 03 Sep 2013, 10:54 am
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Does the radiator fan come on??? It should come on whenever the A/C is on, so open hood, start car, turn on A/C, and listen for engine fan.
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Old 03 Sep 2013, 11:18 am
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One of the most common things that will make a PT Cruiser overheat is air in the cooling system;It must be properly bled,to remove all air from it......And after losing coolant,there will obviously be air in the system.....For more info see: Bleeding air from cooling system
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Old 03 Sep 2013, 11:53 am
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so are the 150 miles city or highway??
Im thinking fan but surely some one would ahve checked that before 4 flushes
air in the system is a possablity but again after 4 flushes it should be bleed
you say they did a pressure test so that rules out head gasket
right now id say fan unless the 1250 miles are highway them im not sure
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