My car is over heating

My car is over heating Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system? Yes I have coolant in the car I don't think it's getting thru the hose Mechanic's Assistant...

My car is over heating Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system? Yes I have coolant in the car I don't think it's getting thru the hose Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 07 [Sebring](/topics-sebring/) Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sebring yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes, I just put a new thermo sensor and thermo housing reservoir on there and still running hot Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? The car is stalling or starting up

Automotive Expert
Hello, my name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* to just answer! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. I’m really sorry that you’re having this issue and I’m going to help you through it, but please understand that I (respectfully) don't know your skill level or tools you have to assist us to diagnose/repair your vehicle. Also, understand that I can't see, smell, hear or touch the vehicle either, so your patience/understanding is appreciated. Please allow me up to 10 minutes to gather schematics and other pertinent information for this issue. I do not know anything about the fees or charge so please if you have any concerns, direct them to customer service. My aim is to give you the best service possible and to help you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I appreciate your patience and will provide responses as soon as possible. Thank you. **with the [engine](/topics-engine-chrysler/) running and warmed up and the heater on full blast, are the upper and lower [radiator](/topics-radiator-chrysler/) hoses both equally hot?**

Thanks so much I really appreciate itThey aren't getting hot at all.
Automotive Expert
ok, that not good. **has the vehicle been driven any distance at all while it was overheating?**

the engine also won't turn over
Automotive Expert
so its not even starting right now? its cranking but not starting or isnt it doing anything?
Automotive Expert
yes what?

I was driving while it started over heating
Automotive Expert
and how long did you continue to drive while it was overheating?

It was at first but now the engine won't turn over at all
Automotive Expert
and how long did you continue to drive while it was overheating?

About ten mins
Automotive Expert
ok thats also not good what happens right now if you try to start the engine? does the engine crank but not start or isnt it doing anything?

Your absolutely right.It cranks but doesn't start.It act like it wasn't to start but doesn't
Automotive Expert
**ok, you need to do a compression test. I am pretty sur you blew a head gasket and possibly cracked a cylinder head.**

How do I do the compression test
Automotive Expert
you have to get a compression gauge(you can rent one from the part store). then you remove the spark plugs. then you screw the compression gauge into a spark plug hole. then you crank the engine 5 revolutions with the gas pedal to the floor and then see what the gauge reads. you do that for all spark plugs. **a reading between 150-180 psi on every cylinder is what you are looking for but also the lowest reading cannot be more than 15% lower than the highest reading.**

Okay thanks
Automotive Expert
if any cylinder reads low, then add a tablespoon of oil to that cylinder and do the test again. if the compression numbers come up, then the piston rings are bad then you will need a new engine. if the numbers remain the same the head gasket and cylinder head will need to be replaced

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