Mechanics

CAR KEEPS GETTING HOT

2001 Dodge Stratus • 99,000 miles

Changed water pump, heater core, thermostat, how can I check to see if it has a blown head gasket, that is blowing compression back into the cooling systemand heater will not blow hot air
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Stepside
May 13, 2012.




You need a leak down test in the cylinders to verify. From your description, it sounds like you have issues.

How does it run? Does it smoke white out the tail pipe?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.
Does not smoke. Just did tune up, changed distributer, cap, wires, plugs, crank pos. Sensore, rough idle about 500 rpm.

Tiny
Stepside
May 13, 2012.
Heater does not blow hot

Tiny
Stepside
May 13, 2012.
Get the leak down test done before throwing anymore at tit.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.
What type of pressure gauge do I need, can I get it from parts store, or form snap-on tools
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Tiny
Stepside
May 13, 2012.
It is cheaper to have it done by a shop

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.
Don't trust the car to leave the yard, thanks for the help, don't have the money for a shop

Tiny
Stepside
May 13, 2012.
Can you tow it to a shop? Most likely you have a blown head gasket especially when there is no heat.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
May 13, 2012.

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