2005 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 48000 miles
what causes sudden overheating, then shut down. Restart and problem goes away. Has happened about 3 times in the last 8 monthes
Sound like a stuck thermostat. They are little temperature Spring Controlled devices that can easily go bad. When they get warm and pressure applied they open up and let coolant flow. If it is sticking closed your car overheats. Once it cools down, pressure is removed, you start again and the next time the Thermostat opens like it should.
Why it shuts down I dont know.
Monday, June 23rd, 2008 AT 10:50 AM