How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask ricardo hohl Your Own Question

ricardo hohl
ricardo hohl, Instructor
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 4074
Experience:  ase master/factory certified/and automotive instructor
14457476
Type Your Chrysler Question Here...
ricardo hohl is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2006 pt cruiser is overheating. changed radiator cap and thermostat.

Resolved Question:

2006 pt cruiser is overheating. changed radiator cap and thermostat. burped system while running ( Is that the right way? Thermostat is off-set so is the burp hole on thermostat suppose to line up with notch on rubber gasket? ) . Still overheats. pressure tested cooling system, holds pressure with no leaks. compression tested, tested good. changed plugs. Took to a chrysler dealer and paid 110.00 to have them tell me they couldn't duplicate the problem but it was overheating again before I got home. They say I'll have to pay another 110.00 to look at it again. I also tested relays for fan and low and high speeds. Low come on at 1/2 and high when a/c is on and when between 1/2 and 3/4. It starts to overheat while driving 40-50mph then when I get in stop and go traffic then it really starts to over heat and when a/c has been on for awhile. I used the coolant you can use with any type, does that make a difference
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  ricardo hohl replied 4 years ago.
ok, does it overheat on the highway or normal driving ?does it boils over when you turn the engine of? does it temps to overheat when first started?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It does not overheat right away. It seems to start heating up when driving about 45 mph then when I start driving in stop and go traffic then it really starts heating up till the overheat signal comes on then i stop immediatly
Expert:  ricardo hohl replied 4 years ago.
ok do you here the fan go on at that time when overheating
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes I do. When I'ts overheating the fan is on high
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
when i turn the car off water starts boiling over in reservior
Expert:  ricardo hohl replied 4 years ago.
ok if the radiator reserve bottle is boiling over is due to back pressure cause by heat expansion and pressure cause by the head gasket leaking compression in to the water jackets and pushing the water out to the reserve bottle this problem is a known problem with 2.4 litters, you need a head gasket.
ricardo hohl, Instructor
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 4074
Experience: ase master/factory certified/and automotive instructor
ricardo hohl and 4 other Chrysler Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
< Last | Next >
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
  • I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. TOM WHITTAKER USA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Rev. Jerry Baysinger Holts Summit, Mo
  • I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again. Greg Pittsburgh, PA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Jerry Holts Summit, MO
  • Thank you so much for your answer. My initial estimate was $325; I got it done for $100 - part and labor. Lynn B. Ormond Beach, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Don 'Mo Lurch'

    Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

    Satisfied Customers:

    384
    Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/molurch/2012-6-6_214526_500.64x64.png Don 'Mo Lurch''s Avatar

    Don 'Mo Lurch'

    Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

    Satisfied Customers:

    384
    Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/2P/2paulm/2012-4-4_183431_justabswer.64x64.jpg Paul M ASE Master's Avatar

    Paul M ASE Master

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    117
    ASE Master Tech 20+ Years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka - Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka - Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    93
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IV/ivestoy2/2011-7-21_44030_ivan.64x64.jpg Ivan's Avatar

    Ivan

    ASE Certified Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    55
    ASE Master Tech w/ 20+ years in the field. Self employed for 9 years. Member of AUTOLAB radio show.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AC/acuramstr/2012-6-6_181032_me.64x64.jpg AUTOMSTR's Avatar

    AUTOMSTR

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    ASE Master Tech, L1, CA Smog ,30 YRS EXP
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    Chrysler Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    787
    ASE Master Technician advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    432
    ASE Master tech. 30+ years mechanic, shop forman, service manager
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Chrysler Mechanic
ricardo hohl
ricardo hohl
620 Satisfied Customers
ase master/factory certified/and automotive instructor