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2005 dodge neon sxt running a little hot!


 
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT

Post: #1   PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:22 am    Post subject: 2005 dodge neon sxt running a little hot! Reply with quote

Hello,
I did a timing belt, water pump tensioners., cam and crank shat seal change a day ago. Had the car running for about 30 to 45 minutes and saw the temperature gauge rise a little more than normal. Is there a break in period for these parts, so that the temperature gauge go back to normal? Remembering back 6 months ago I did a Radiator, thermostat, radiator cap replacement. System was flushed and burped. Then the temp went up a little but after a while or so the temp. was normal. Would this be happening again or could a faulty engine coolant temperature sensor. Be causing the gauge to go up by not telling the fans to come on at the required time, causing the coolant temp to go up? Is it 1 or 2. Or both. Need your expert feedback on this.

Please help.
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2001 Dodge Neon ES

Post: #2   PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anytime you drain the coolant, there is air that gets trapped in the system. The best way is to get a big funnel, Like this one from Lisle:



That way you can run it without the cap on, fill it to halfway, and let the air bleed out completely, on the first start up. then once you are sure all the air has bubbled out, shut the car off and let it cool before removing the funnel. Make sure there is coolant in the funnel to be drawn into the system as it cools.

Otherwise you have to hope the coolant recovery tank and thermal expansion/contraction takes care of it sooner than later.

The other method is to take a bad radiator cap (one that seals at the filler neck), and remove the lower rubber seal, and run the overflow hose into a gallon jug with coolant in it. The air will be forced out the hose, and when you shut it off, it will draw coolant back in as it cools.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you sirs for the advice.
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

occasional demons wrote:
Anytime you drain the coolant, there is air that gets trapped in the system. The best way is to get a big funnel, Like this one from Lisle:




This looks like a very good idea.
Perhaps I should add this, to my already large collection of funnels. Smile Too much stuff in my garage already !!! Very Happy


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