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Tim's Auto Repair
Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic
Category: Chrysler
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Experience:  Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
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The car is overheating and the fan is not coming on. I just

Customer Question

the car is overheating and the fan is not coming on. I just finished putting in a new thermostat, A
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2006 PT Cruiser
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have replaced- Thermostat, AC Compressor and Fan Assembly
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 3 months ago.

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

I will do my best to assist you.

when does it get hot?

moving or sitting still?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 3 months ago.


lets try something here,,sense the cooling system has been worked on,,you may now have air trapped in the system

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