CAR KEEPS GETTING HOT

  • Tiny
  • stepside
  • 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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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 5:34 PM

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  • Tiny
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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

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 5:35 PM
  • Tiny
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Does not smoke. Just did tune up, changed distributer, cap, wires, plugs, crank pos. Sensore, rough idle about 500 rpm.

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 5:41 PM
  • Tiny
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Heater does not blow hot

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 5:42 PM
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Get the leak down test done before throwing anymore at tit.

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM
  • Tiny
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What type of pressure gauge do I need, can I get it from parts store, or form snap-on tools

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 5:53 PM
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It is cheaper to have it done by a shop

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 6:02 PM
  • Tiny
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Don't trust the car to leave the yard, thanks for the help, don't have the money for a shop

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 6:09 PM
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Can you tow it to a shop? Most likely you have a blown head gasket especially when there is no heat.

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Sunday, May 13th, 2012 AT 6:21 PM

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