Engine Cooling problem
2003 Dodge Intrepid 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 92200 miles
Hi there, my car is a very well maintained Dodge ES. Started driving the other day and within 2 minutes the engine heating indicator shot up to the red level. Stopped immediately at a service station, let it sit then added coolant. Coolant was just above the minimum mark, and was clean in color.
Drove down to the local mechanic I regularly use, very trustworthy guys. By the time I arrived the engine heating indicator was almost at the redline again. Also of note the car had a slight knocking/shuddering sound when I turned it back on to leave at their shop before I left.
They called today saying there are no leaks, no water pump issues, and coolant level checked out fine. When they test drove it again they saw the engine heating indicator go right up, then it came back down. They stated it could be a head gasket issue, but they do not work on Chrsyler head gasket issues at their shop.
Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 2:43 PM