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2008 Dodge Avenger Question: Car is overheating while idle at a stop light, put anti-freeze in it .

 

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lady stal, Austin, TX, November 25, 2012, 15:58
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What would be the problem if it is still running Hot after anti-freeze has been added.

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    November 25, 2012, 16:12
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    Possibly the engine is not properly filled with antifreeze...suggest that you bleed it some more...

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    lady stal, November 25, 2012, 16:20
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    Ok. This is my son car and he doesn't check his fluids properly, so he has been driving the car without any anti-freeze in the resevouir on the side of the inside of the hood. So just Thanksgiving we checked the hood for him and nothing was in the reservour where you put the anti-freeze solution in, he had put it in the front part of the radiator so I am thinking he has damaged something by now. Do you think so?

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    November 25, 2012, 16:39
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    pressure test the cooling system could be a water pump or a head gasket

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    lady stal, November 25, 2012, 16:46
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    Ok thanks. Or could it be the Thermostat?

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    November 25, 2012, 16:53
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    Does it overheat when on highways(or consistently driving over speeds of 35MPH)? If not , check radiator cooling fan for proper operation. See if electric fan comes on with A/C operation.

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