1999 Chrysler 300 car overheating

Tiny
DARYL727
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER 300
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,000 MILES
My car is overheating I dont know what the problem is
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 AT 3:30 PM

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Tiny
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We don't know what the problem is either, but at least you can see what's happening or what it is that makes you think it's overheating. Wouldn't you like to share some of that information?

What do you see? What do you hear? What does the temperature gauge read? Is the coolant level full? Is there a puddle under the car? Is the air from the heater really hot or cold? Do you see bubbles in the overflow reservoir? Is the radiator fan turning on? Do the radiator hoses feel hot or cool?

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Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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Yes I put coolant in it will last about three days and then it will begain to get hot now if I put water in it will last about a day now what happens when im at light the gauge starts to go up but when im riding it stays at middle level only when I stop a period of time it gets hot the fan comes on when the air run but I dont hear it when the air is off I cant see no water now its a little small tray under the radiatior when I play with that water comes out
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Monday, January 25th, 2010 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like the problem is loss of coolant, but the cause needs to be determined. Based on your observation of liquid under the radiator, I would recommend having your mechanic perform a cooling system pressure test. If a leak doesn't show up right away, he can add dye to the coolant, then he will look again hours later with black light.

A leaking head gasket can also lead to overheating due to air pockets stopping coolant circulation. Your mechanic can test for that with a special tool held over the coolant overflow reservoir.

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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 AT 9:14 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much!
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Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 AT 5:22 PM

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