2002 Chrysler Sebring Repair Question
I bought a chrysler 2002 sebring convertible with the 2.7l motor. i got it from my mechanics brother. at the time i was told that the car had a leak and need a thermastat. they put the thermastat in but it kept over heating still. then i was told that i n
Have you been losing coolant? If so, suspect a leaking head gasket. If not, check the radiator to see if the cooling fins are plugged with bugs or debris, or if they are corroded. If they crumble like a rotten chocolate chip cookie, they aren't transferring heat to the air. The clue is the lower radiator hose will be as hot as the top one but not much heat will be blowing from the fan.
To check for a leaking head gasket, your mechanic can check for the presence of combustion gases at the radiator with a special tool. You could also add a small bottle of dark purple dye to the coolant, drive it a while, then check with a black light, especially at the tail pipe. The dye will show up as a bright yellow stain that you can follow to the source.
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