Chrysler PT Cruiser Offering a sedan and 2 door convertible, both of which offer a naturally aspirated or turbocharged engine, this car has something to offer everyone

02 PT overheating problem

Old 12-29-2008, 07:47 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Default 02 PT overheating problem

Ok I have a 02 PT Crusier 2.4 Auto, ok we just recently drove to colorado an as we got into CO my pt started to overheat... when I turn the A/C on, the temp rises in i have to drive around without a/c then after about 20-30min's of driving it will overheat if i dont turn the heat on.. so I took it to firestone an they replaced my thermostat, flushed my cooling system, and the fan swith. It continued to overheat, i took it to a dealership an they said to replace the rad cap and I did..which helped quite a but still overheated.. ( Now it should be known that the highest the temp is the second line from the middle) i drove the car back to flordia. an still is doin the same thing.. it has not thrown an codes but iam gonna have a scanner hooked up to see though...I have also checked for oil in my water an water in my oil so Iam stumped as to wat is the problem
Old 12-30-2008, 12:18 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 149
Default RE: 02 PT overheating problem

Is the cooling fan coming on?

What is the coolant level doing when it is over heating is it still full or did you loose fluid.

Do you see any leaks?
Old 12-30-2008, 02:56 PM
dcotter0579's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Detroit suburb
Posts: 4,993
Default RE: 02 PT overheating problem

"Now it should be known that the highest the temp is the second line from the middle"

Not sure what you mean by that, but if the temp goes up to a point above the middle a little and stays there, that doesn't mean it's overheating. When they replaced the thermostat they may have put in a slightly hotter stat meaning the car will run a little warmer.

After flushing the system and replacing the stat, the only other thing that comes to mind is a bad radiator hose. The lining can sometimes separate inside the hose and fold over resulting in an obstruction. After 7 years, you might consider replacing them.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Chrysler 200 & Sebring
11-05-2011 04:57 PM
Chrysler 200 & Sebring
08-23-2010 07:15 PM
Chrysler 200 & Sebring
05-07-2007 07:38 PM
300M, Concorde, LHS, New Yorker
03-12-2007 09:22 PM
300M, Concorde, LHS, New Yorker
06-19-2006 10:04 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 02 PT overheating problem

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.