Q: 2010 dodge journey overheating but replaced thermostat and antifreeze

asked by on

I just bought the car two weeks ago but it is overheating my husband replaced the thermostat and put in anti freeze but it is still overheating he is afraid of cracking a head gasket if we dont fix it soon

My car has 114000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are various reasons the vehicle would overheat, and the thermostat was a good place to start. You are also worried about the radiator, cooling fans, water pump, and engine block. You will want to check the radiator for clogs (flush if needed), and make sure the cap is regulating pressure correctly. You will then want to make sure the cooling fans kick on at the correct temperature (usually around 200-210, but this will vary). In serious cases there can be engine block damage and serious leaks. You may want to have the entire vehicle inspected due to the fact it is used, having issues, and a new purchase. For more help with this inspection, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2010 dodge journey overheating but replaced thermostat and antifreeze

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hi, I have a 2005 Volkswagen passet that is overheating, I took somewhere and I was told that the motor is blocked up inside so th

Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a possibility that the cooling passages can become clogged with old coolant, or a "stop-leak" type of product meant to seal leaks in the cooling system. The system completely depends on the...

Q: My car is only 3 years old. Should I be suspicious that the starter went out?

Hi, thanks for writing in. A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like...

Q: Car is losing and acquiring power sporadically. Electronic Throttle Control Light is illuminated.

This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor (also known as an Electronic Throttle Control). The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...