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My car a Chrysler Concorde overheats when going up steep hills but only when going up steep hills. Also at that time when I step on the gas pedal the car doesn't respond well. Any ideas as to what that could be?

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Jenny, If a vehicle is overheating there could be many possibilities. Since you're having trouble when the car is under a load I would check the fans to make sure they're working. If the cooling fans stop working the car will overheat when there isn't sufficiant air blowing on the engine. As for poor acceleration, it may be related or not. It's possible that you have a clogged air filter or that there is a problem with the fuel system. You need to take your vehicle to a service station and have it checked out. If an engine continues to overheat it will soon warp and the vehicle will cost a lot more to fix. Lori

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd An overheating engine could be caused by many things, but the end result is engine damage. the best thing is to have it accurately diagnosed by an ASE certified technician or your local Chrysler dealer.

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