Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Overheating car after running for 30 minutes

asked by on

My car keeps overhearing. I can drive at least a half hour non stop without it wanting to overheat, for an example. I can leave from 9 and Ryan and drive to 9 and Gatriot and back than when park in drive way it will overheat. I replaced the belt and thermostat just got a oil change also. What else could it be ?

My car has 130473 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello there, many different faults will cau...

Hello there, many different faults will cause your 2002 Chrysler Sebring to overheat after running for 30 minutes. The most common faults are the water pump, radiator, air bubbles in the coolant, or airflow ducting to the radiator. In many cases the radiator fins become clogged with debris and after the engine runs for awhile the radiator is not able to cool the coolant down effectively. A qualified Technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose your engine overheating and make any repairs required to resolve the issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: My car jerks slightly when I'm at a steady speed or trying to stay at a constant speed only around 40mph to 50 mph

In the future, please include the codes as they can help use pinpoint and give you a more accurate answer. The surging you feel while under light throttle, which is what is happening at a cruise, is due to...

Q: I need a thermostat replaced do I need to replace the water pump as well

Typically, the scenario is the reverse: that is the water pump fails and the question is should the thermostat be replaced at the same time that the water pump is replaced. The answer is absolutely because the thermostat itself can...

Q: I was having radiator problems. I installed a new radiator and car ran hot while driving. Engine stopped running and turns over but will not start.

Hi there. The issue could be a sticking thermostat, a water pump failing, or a blown head gasket that could be causing the engine to overheat and make the engine not start up after it overheats. Sent billing question to...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...