August 7, 2006what kind of antifreeze does everyone recamend??
August 8, 2006You have to use Mopar antifreeze. You can get it at the dealer. You can't use any other kind.
August 8, 2006o ok thanks my car over heated yesterday and i was thinkin that i needed antifreeze but it was full so took it to the dealer and they looked at it... drove it ... left it on EMPTY ( had a half a tank in it), then tells me couldent find anything wrong with it. and looked at me like i was a stupid woman and dreamed the hole thing up... go figure....lol but then when i got in it and drove down the road a lil bit my man noticed a crack in the window ( that was NOT there befor!!!) so i called them and the service ppl had already left the shop so i have to call them in the morning i not a happy camper at all... so we will see what transpires tomorrow im callin them first thing in the mornin cus im mad.... i have this weird felling they are goin to want to take it to these window fixers that just plug it or what ever so it dont spider but NO i want a new window!!!!! so i will let u know what happens!
do u have any thought of why it might have over heated?? if so please help??
August 8, 2006Prestone has one that will mix with the OE or any makers antifreeze
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August 8, 2006I've been told through owning 3 PT's and a SRT-4 that you have to use Mopar antifreeze in DCX vehicles. You have to use HOAT antifreeze. HOAT = Hybrid organic acid technology. The service life is 5 yrs-150k miles. I don't know. It's your ride. I'll stick with what the dealer recommends.
September 3, 2006Hate to say it Mean Green, but the dealers are only trying to sell you product. And I'm surprised to hear this form you as I know your knowlegeable about cars.
I had an oil change done at a 5 star Chysler dealer a few years ago and when i asked him what brand of oil he used, HE DIDN'T FREAKIN' KNOW!!! That was the last time I had a dealer change my oil.
There are many brands of anti freeze that are compatible with anything out there.
All it does is keep your engine cool and keep it from freezing. (Oh yea there's that corrosion part too) Who cares what color it is.
September 3, 2006GTPT,
Back to your question on why it might have overheated. A lot of owners have had the fan behind the radiator burn out. When it does burn out, you can't replace the motor, a whole unit (motor, blade and housing) have to be replaced. The only way you know the fan isn't working is when your in slow or stopped traffic. As long as your moving, the air coming into the radiator will coll the water off. Once you slow down keep an eye on the temperature gauge. If it starts to raise toward the hot mark, you may have a fan problem. Also, go outside and start the car (no air-conditioning running. The fan should not be running...water is cool. Now turn on the air-conditioning, the fan should start to run immediately. If not, that's a sure sign of a burnt out fan motor.
September 3, 2006Just replying with what I have heard on the forums. Dealer had nothing to do with it. Haven't had to mess with antifreeze myself. I just know to use HOAT and don't mix it with the other kind. I did buy some from the dealer to top off the overfill bottles on our cars. Wasn't that expensive from the dealer.