Poor Heat Output and/or Engine Overheating on Dodge Intrepid

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Poor output from the heater and/or engine overheating can be caused by air left in the cooling system after the cooling system has been serviced. Our technicians tell us the proper coolant fill procedure should be used to prevent this problem from occurring.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 109,475 (12,900–164,767)
12 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
31 people reported this problem
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car overheats after driving about 2 miles
car overheat replaced thermostat water boils
heater only got hot when in drive, with car off just opened radiator cap (bled air out of radiator I guess) then worked
my car overheats had water pump put in in august and its still overheats was just driving not even a mile overheated so bad that the overflow busted and was told might need a fan sensor.i hope this problem can be solved
ran hot while idling, add coolant, had system bleed
Overheating. Changed radiator and bled system. Ran fine for a few days. Then overheated. Rebled the system which still had A LOT of air in it. Low heat output when heater turned on
Did not know to leave bleeder valve open while adding coolant. Hopefully this works. Thank you for the advice
I got the car in February. Ran beautiful. I started getting water on my floor board, change it heater core, & radiator. it will crank up and go every time, however 10-15 minutes later it run hot, I let it cool down & it goes again. the fans are not working as well