1997 Dodge Neon over heats at idle

Tiny
RAY.B
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  • 1997 DODGE NEON
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
My old engine over heated blew a head gasket and I got another engine with 40,000 miles on it put it in
and engine still over heats. Could it be a clogged radiator? With other engine we had put stop leak in
several times! If it is can I get the stop leak out and how? Has new waterpump, t/stat andhoses.
please help.
ray b.
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 11:01 AM

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Tiny
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It is possible tha you clogged the radiator with stop leak. You would have to replace it.

Now does the cooling fan work?
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 3:31 PM
Tiny
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The fans work great!
What happens is while idle it overheats the while giving gas it goes down!
Same goes while I drive the car, any help would be great.
Thanks, ray b
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
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OK, is the radiator boiling over or is the gauge showing over heating? If it is the guage that is showing over heating if you can either with a scan tool that can monitor the engine sensors or an infared heat gun check the actual engine temp.

If the temp is normal then you most likely have a short somewere.
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Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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It was the radiator. Got a new one and pow; its fixed.
Thanks to obxautomedic that helped
ray b
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 10:57 AM

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