1998 Plymouth Neon Thermostat Guage and Engine

Tiny
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH NEON
Engine Cooling problem
1998 Plymouth Neon Automatic

Hi, I have had some problems with my car for the last few weeks. It overheats and the theromostat that tells me that it overheats starts beeping. 2 minutes pass by and I am able to drive no problem like nothing happened.

The first time this happened I was in a drivethru waiting for food. It started beeping and then white smoke came out of the right side of the hood of the car. I waited for a few minutes then started driving again and had no problem or beeping sounds.

The second time this happened was when I was waiting at an intersection and it started beeping again but with no white smoke. I waited for a few minutes again and I had no problem starting to drive again.

The third time is when I was leaving a leaving a parking lot and it started beeping again with no white smoke from anywhere. Was able to drive no problems after a few minutes.

In all 3 incidents after I waited I would start to drive slowly and the thermostat would go down. The last time I drove alittle bit faster and it did the same thing.

Would the thermostat guage be broken or did I blow something in my car?
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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 1:48 PM

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Tiny
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Well there are several things you need to check, first and foremost. Make sure that the coolant is topped off and full. Secondly If you havent changed your thermostat(on the engine) in the past year or so, please change it now, they are inexpensive and they need to be working properly for your engine to cool off properly, then you need to verify if the radiator fans are working. Do they come on when the temp gauge reads hot? Let me know
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Friday, August 27th, 2010 AT 5:35 AM

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