Engine Cooling problem
2002 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 198000 miles
My 2002 Dodge Stratus overheats after traveling 30 to 45 minutes. The radiator overflows into the overflow tank thus causing the over flow tank to overflow. This is the only antifreeze I lose. If I use my car for short distances is does not overheat. I have taken it to a garage who did a diagnostic test on it and tells me it could either be a headgasket or one of the cyclindars is gone. They verified that the cooling fans are operating normally. They did a compression test and found cyclindar 4 low & cyclindar 2 blowing bubbles in coolant. If it does require a headgasket or replacement of cyclindars would it be wise to just replace the motor with a rebuilt motor? Is it possible that the water pump is gone? What other possibilities are there for the car to overheat?
have the same problem?
Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 11:27 AM