2007 Dodge Caliber Overheating

Tiny
SMGRIEGO
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  • 2007 DODGE CALIBER
  • 70,000 MILES
Car on highway has been overheating on long road trips. I have plenty of coolant and the thermometer guage stays in middle of H and C. Im not sure whats happening or why. My car will slow down at a certain speed and the guage will show the heat rising
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 10:34 AM

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Tiny
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Has the engine actually overheated? As far as the slowing down, the computer will shut the engine down if it thinks it is overheating.
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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No it didnt actually overheat I pulled over for about twenty mins.
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 AT 8:42 AM
Tiny
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The reason I question if it overheated is because it may deal with the temp sending unit. It may show hot, but the engine may not actually be hot.
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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
SMGRIEGO
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Thats what the gauge with the H and C level showed, that it was at normal temp, but the temp light went on and the car slowed down. Im a little worried this car has given me so much crap Im so tired of it all!
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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 AT 9:09 AM
Tiny
SMGRIEGO
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Being a single mother and only one vehicle and no mechanic.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 AT 9:15 AM
Tiny
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Since the engine isn't actually overheating, I believe you have a bad temperature sending unit. What happens is this. If the computer thinks the engine is overheating, it will shut things down to trying to eliminate the problem.
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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
SMGRIEGO
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Is this something cheap to fix? Do you know how much they run and would I beable to do it myself?
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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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A sending unit should be under 20.00 and all you do is unscrew the old one and screw the new one in its place.
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Friday, August 2nd, 2013 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
SMGRIEGO
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Would the manuel have it pictured for me to find it? Im sorry for all the questions!
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 8:11 AM
Tiny
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Don't worry about the questions. That is why I'm here. I don't think your manual will have that info. It should be near or around the thermostat housing. When you get the part, ask them if they can give you a print out of the location. Most of these parts stores today have that info at their finger tips.
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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 AT 7:42 PM

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