Low coolant/anti-freeze could be an issue.If there's a squeaking noise, it could be the bearings in the water pump. The serpentine drive belt could be loose or worn,causing the water pump pulley to not spin as fast as it should. Yes it could. Be forwarned that aftermarket waterpumps on this particular engine should be avoided. Have your mechanic use an OEM one. There is also a very specific bleed procedure that needs to be used on this motor. If your mechanic is unaware of it, he needs to check www.IATN.com for the details. It is about a 45 minute ordeal to correct it. Before you replace the waterpump, have you had any service done to the vehicle that involved the cooling system in the last 3 months? If so, investigate the bleed procedure first.
it is possible your radiator is clogged
Where can I get a diagram of a 1996 Dodge Intrepid cooling system?
Failed hose, water pump, freeze plug, intake gasket..........
Your thermostat is possibly not opening up. Replace and flush and then recheck. Good luck.
It would be possible to cause an oil leak while replacing the water pump.
Low coolant? Cooling system airbound? Low coolant? Cooling system airbound?
it is burning it!!
It could be water/coolant leaking from the water pump. It will only leak under pressure and can easily cause the engine to overheat. The water pump should be replaced during the 60K service.
A lack of water in your cooling system will cause your 2002 Pontiac Sunfire to overheat. A malfunctioning thermostat can also cause it to overheat.
the water pump is driven by the timing belt.
Behind the crank case cover.
the water overflow tank
it is located inside the engine, on the front, behind the timing cover.
How do I change the oil pan gasket on a 1999 Dodge Intrepid with 3.5 engine, what is the proper torque for the bolts.
Did you check for a leak?
It willl overheat when it gets low on coolant.
faulty water pump, electric fan, or a clogged radiator> With dodge motors it is usually a clogged radiator. Drain it
You need to replace the water pump. This happened to my car.
sounds like bad head gasket(s)
It is inside the front of the engine, driven by the timing chain.
600 to 800 dollars.
A bad water pump or thermostat can cause an engine to overheat. A plugged (clogged) radiator or heater core may also cause an engine to overheat.
inside the front of the engine, driven by the timing belt