1996 Dodge Stratus Automatic 102000 miles
My Stratus has done this problem ONCE before, which my Dad fixed by replacing the thermostat. I'm not sure what it is. But here is as detailed as I can be about the problem [i'm not very car savvy]:
Starting from a cold engine, the temperature is up to the 2nd bar by the time I make it out my [only semi-long] driveway.
The car overheats gradually but very quickly, usually in the red with the light on after 5-10 minutes max.
It died on me right off of the freeway today, making true "beater car" noises. You know, that scary sounding "baRum"that old cars make.
ANY advice is much appreciated.
To start the process out on my own I'm going to check all fluids [like I guess I should have already] and see what I can deduce on my own.
Thanks in advance for any help!
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 9th, 2008 AT 9:12 PM