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2006 pt cruiser - used - just bought privately. Overheated

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2006 pt cruiser - used - just bought privately. Overheated today - guage to H with air on. opened the cap - just water in it. also seemed that the top hose was solid - saw no fluids leaking - drove it home yesterday 22 miles from the next town. the engine check light was on but it only overheated today.
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: I don't see any fluids dripping
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: haven't tried a thing
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: told you everything so far
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

how hot did you let the car get?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
the gauge got to H but we quickly ran the heater & shut doen the air and it rapidly went to just above middle - when i opened it is was filled only with water.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

ok

i think the thermostat may be sticking here..

replace it and then bleed the cooling system..bleed it this way

1-remove the radiator/reservoir cap when the engine is cold

2-start the engine and let idle

3-turn the heater on max

4-keep coolant on hand and add it as needed

5-spme coolant may gush out with the air

6-keep doing this until the engine is at operating tempeture and the heater is hot

7-after the coolant settles down and the engine is warm,,install the cap

This may take as long as 20-30 minutes

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Parts InformationOEM Part #Price

Thermostat

5 - Thermostat

(###) ###-####A - $30.00

Labor InformationSkill LevelMfg. WarrantyStandard

Replace

B 1.0 -1.4 hours

Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 months ago.

PLEASE COPY AND PASTE the link below to your browser, I have uploaded more info on this there please copy and paste the link below to your main browser[INTERNET EXPLORER or FIREFOX]

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxmw6rekb7xbh85/0707-pt-HOUSING.doc?dl=0

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if the link doesn’t work that way, try it this way

thanks

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www.dropbox.com/s/kxmw6rekb7xbh85/0707-pt-HOUSING.doc?dl=0

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