OVERHEATING

2005 Dodge Caravan

Tiny

roadrunnerzq

May, 20, 2008 AT 4:41 PM

Engine Cooling problem
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

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Tiny

C130av8r

June, 23, 2008 AT 10:50 AM

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.

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