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2007 PT running hot. Yes and have seen no leaking. Coolant

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2007 PT running hot. JA: Have...
2007 PT running hot.
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: Yes and have seen no leaking. Coolant in radiator looks clean and not discolored. It flows back to the overflow tank and is boiling.
JA: What is the model of your '07 Chrysler?
Customer: PT Cruiser
JA: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Would like to if simple. I have no clue where to start.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no mam
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Chrysler
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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago
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Hi Im David and thank you for visiting the site, it could be a few things. The first thing that I recommend is something as simple as replacing the radiator cap. Caps that lose their ability to seal in the 16 psi can wreak havoc and is often missed in troubleshooting a coolant system issue It could also be the thermostat. Replacing it is a simple task if you have a basic set of tools.
You could also have a clogged radiator. OR, worst case, you could have a head gasket leak. This could be pushing air into your coolant system and actually pushing it out of your radiator overflow. Lets try the cap first, if its not that then we will go from there, but we wont be throwing parts at your vehicle, there are tests we can do instead. thank you

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I will get a new cap today and try that. How do I get back in touch with you sense it might be a few days?
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

I will leave this open, and you can get in touch with me here.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

sure

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

any progress?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Sorry, been working 16 hours a day. Will try asap.
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

sounds like my long days..wow....

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

any progress?

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

any updates?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
New cap did not fix it. The cooling fan never runs.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
50 amp fuse in fuse block under the hood is good.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Top radiator hose does not seem to get hot.
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ok. good. when the top hose doesnt get hot that means the thermostat isnt working

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok, thermostat changed. Jose getting hot now but cooling still not coming on.
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

cooling fan?

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

you try try putting a jumper in the cooling fan relay base to see if that turns it on.

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

The Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) cooling fan relay is located below the right headlamp behind the bumper fascia.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK, Fan taken out and tested. One relay bad and one good. Replaced bad relay. What sends a signal to the relays to come on?
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

ill have that info for you in a moment.

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

theres a 50 amp fuse in the tipm that supplies power to cooling fan module which controls the relays.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I do know that there is 12volts coming in to the bottom fan assy connection and that the fan does run when hooked directly to 12volts.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Where is this fuse located?
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

in the tipm

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Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

in the engine compartment

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
In the fuse box under the hood with all the other fuses?
Chrysler Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 year ago

here are some diagramsw

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