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My 2000 Dodge Stratus has been over heating on and off for the past couple of weeks. I want to know what could this be? Also, what do I need to look for when trying to find a good mechanic who want over charge me? I just had a mechanic try to rip me off.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Shavonne, You may need a thermostat replacement, there are many local auto parts stores that can refer to good mechanics in Your community. Hope this helps!!

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at There could be a number of things wrong with your cooling system to cause it to overheat. Best thing to find a mechanic is research. Use askpatty.com & search for a certified female friendly location close to you. Try looking on yelp or word of mouth. Ask your girlfriends if they have a mechanic they trust.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive Overheating can be caused by many things, low oil level, low coolant, a stuck thermostat, a faulty cooling fan, a bad head gasket. A good mechanic is going to charge for the time they spend diagnosing your vehicle. They should be able to explain how much they are charging and what testing they will be doing. When they have found the cause of the problem, they should be able to answer any questions you have about what needs to be done and (if possible) show you on the vehicle exactly what is going on.

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