Mechanics

OVERHEATING

1998 Plymouth Breeze

Engine Cooling problem
1998 Plymouth Breeze 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 186028 miles

I've spent over $900 (after I bought it for $550) on this car. After I purchased it, it began overheating. All small repairs have been done. (Valves, fuses, timing belt) I've replaced the radiator, water pump and thermostat. It is still overheating. When I shut the car off I can hear boiling coming from my plastic water tank. When I remove the radiator cap while the car is on I can see bubble in the water there. Is this a cracked head? And if it is, is this a very expensive job. And would it be worth it to put any more money into this car? Also my air conditioning blows hot. What can I do here?
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Rebekka07
July 26, 2010.




Could have air in the cooling system causing it to overheat. To check for cracked head or gasket without a cylinder compression gauge you can remove the radiator cap (while COOL ) then start vehicle up. If coolant shoots up out of the radiator cap opening then there is definitely an issue with the head.

Bluelightnin6
Jul 26, 2010.
Well I have done that and water definitely doesn't shoot out. You can just see bubbles in the water there. Also it looses water that is what makes me think it is a cracked.
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Rebekka07
Jul 26, 2010.

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