I have a 1997 Chlysler Sebring LX 2.6 hard top. My water pump is fine I changed out my radiator hoses. My thermostat is fine and my car is still running hot what could it be? According to my gauge its not. I cannot find a leak but I'm leaving water behind. Its not coming out of the tailpipe or anywhere that I can see. I only have condensation coming out of one cell pipe. Also, I tested all fuses, change them and I have three or four radiator fuses I changed out. My radiator fan wasn't working till I pulled one of the 30 amp black fuse is out from under my hood. I'm so confused please help and thank you.
You may have a clogged heater core, and may need to replace it along with a coolant flush. Your coolant sending unit may be malfunctioned....I recommend you take it to a certified mechanic for further diagnostics.
The cooling system may just have an air pocket stuck in it. That engine should have a bleeder valve above or near the thermostat. Crack it open and see if any air bubble come out.
Is the fan coming on when it should be now? If it runs hot while idling, the fan might not be operating properly, even though it turns on.
You can also check for a head gasket issue by removing the radiator cap and rubber banding a glove over it. You may need to clamp off the line to the overflow tank if it has one. Start the vehicle and rev the engine a little bit (2500 rpm) . If the head gasket is leaking, the glove will expand. The engine needs to be cold for this to work- do this before starting the vehicle in the morning.
〉 Answered on Apr 3rd, 2014 by Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive