2006 Pt  cruiser is getting hot too quickly. it has heat so its not the thermostat/ fluids are full. w/could it be?

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  • 3 months ago

    It is suppose to heat up quickly for it to run at maximum efficiency.

  • M.
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    It has heat so it's not the thermostat??!! 

    TILT!!

    You need to reassess your faulty belief!! 

    If the thermostat is stuck shut, then it won't send any of the hot coolant from the engine to the radiator.  Your heater core will then be the only radiator, which is too small. 

    Your engine will overheat quickly.  If you have an aluminum cylinder head, it will warp and cause the cylinder head gasket to leak, which it may already be doing.

    -Engine overhaul mechanic and general automotive mechanic since 1972

  • F
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    Here’s what you do. Fill the coolant tank with water. Drive to the nearest scrap yard and say “hi, I’ve got a 2006 PT cruiser . When the guy there says “$50?”, you say “deal” and phone a cab home.

  • 3 months ago

    POS Chrysler 4 cylinder with a blown head gasket.

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  • 3 months ago

    The thermostat is stuck closed. Replace it. Make sure to run the motor for 15 minutes with the radiator cap off to get all of the air out of the cooling system. Don't try to diagnose car problems. Your logic is lacking.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Bleed the coolant.  Check for a bad fan.  Check for a clogged radiator.

  • 3 months ago

    Check your ANTIFREEZE RATIO?  It should be a 50/50 mix of COOLANT and WATER.

    Mostly water will make it overheat.

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