2008 Dodge Caliber overheating

Tiny
MANDY8P
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  • 2008 DODGE CALIBER
  • 107,000 MILES
Four days ago my caliber started over heating. I checked the thermostat seemed to be fine, I replaced the fuse for the fans and changed the radiator cap, because the seal was cracked. I am at a loss of what else to do, I can drive about 2 miles and it begins to overheat, when I turn on the heat the temp goes back down to normal, also the engine is making a ticking sound, please don't tell me its the alternator. Any suggestions as to what else to look at? Thanks
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Friday, June 14th, 2013 AT 7:20 AM

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Tiny
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By check tstat did you replace it? Make sure coolant is full then have pressure checked for internal leaks. If you are turning the heat on it may be an electrical issue have a pro manually check the temp while it is overheating
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Friday, June 14th, 2013 AT 7:25 AM
Tiny
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Did not replace the tstat, tested it and it opened like it should.
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Friday, June 14th, 2013 AT 7:37 AM
Tiny
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Have it checked manually form what you are saying sounds like it's electrical or maybe a bad dash
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Friday, June 14th, 2013 AT 7:57 AM

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