Overheating

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TOM FLATAU
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER 300
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 148,000 MILES
Still over heats, on going problem, new head gaskets new, thermostat cleaned Rad new water pump, no codes no bubbles good compression, reading Tech article is it possibility catalytic converter that is creating back pressure causing heat to remain in the engine.
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Friday, March 31st, 2017 AT 7:44 PM

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JOHNNY G.JR
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Are cooling fans operational? If exhaust was restricted by a partially clogged converter, exhaust would sound like a hissing.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 12:35 AM
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HMAC300
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Try bleeding cooling system see pics for instructions on how to do it. May have an air lock in it causing problem.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 6:55 AM
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TOM FLATAU
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Do I need special tool 8195 or will this work with out it. What purpose does the hose that goes toward the upper air plenum serve.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 11:13 AM
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TOM FLATAU
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The fans work on both low and high speed.
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 11:15 AM
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HMAC300
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The special tool is a funnel
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Saturday, April 1st, 2017 AT 12:32 PM
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TOM FLATAU
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There was some air in system but still run very warm, must run heater on high or goes in red, Fans running on high all the time when gage goes over half
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 AT 2:56 PM
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HMAC300
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Check radiator for cold spots when engine warm, fans disconnected, if you feel any cold spots the rad is no good. Shold be same temp all over.
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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 AT 3:21 PM
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TOM FLATAU
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Removed fans, just got Rad back from shop, they said ran wire down core, flushed it out, said
cant be bad, felt like anti freeze was'nt moving out toward the block, took thermastat out again, opened in hot water at 190, is there a spot were I could have blockage in the block? Did have a cold spot in the middle below the bottom hose which is 5in up. Never got hot past the outlet, was very hot at the inlet. Don't know any history on this motor, upper hose got very hot and hard as motor warmed, no blockage in the two rad hoses
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 8:41 PM
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HMAC300
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There cold be a blockage in block but you wouldn't know unless the heads were pulled and you can see inside passages.
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Thursday, April 6th, 2017 AT 5:45 AM

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