Engine Cooling problem
1998 Dodge Neon 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 302000 miles
My 98 Dodge Neon Temperature gauge is faulty. When I turn the key it says that the engine is over heating, even before I turn on the car. I recently broke down, the temperature on the car read high and I immediatly pulled over to the side of the road. When I did pull over there was a smell of something burning. I then proceded to put water into my car and tried to turn the car on and the car wouldn't turn. It was too dark for me to diaganose the problem and another thing is that it was raining out. So I had leave the car and have it towed to Canadian tire the next day. I had them inspect the car which took them well over a hour and then they told me that my engine was fine but they couldn't figure out why the car still wouldn't turn. They then insinuated that perhaps it was the starter and a crack in the radiator. I went and bought a starter and when I was about to replace it I noticed that my ground wire was snapped off. So I replaced the ground wire and then went to take off the radiator and the plastic snapped. So, I had to replace it with a different radiator. I replaced all the fluids and then started the car. It worked! But, I noticed when I turned the key the temperature gauge was indicating that the car was over heating when in fact the engine was cool. I also noticed that the fans were not working. Even when I unpluged coolant engine temperature sensor the fans are supposed to automatically turn on they didn't. I was far from home and was desparate. So I then hooked up the fan that blows to the engine directly to the battery just to make sure I will not over heat. But the temperature gauge still indicates that it is over heated. What is my problem?
have the same problem?
Sunday, April 19th, 2009 AT 10:04 PM