PT Cruiser AC blows hot and humid after long idle

chrysler
overheating

#1

I have a 2001 PT Cruiser, used. I have only recently been having problems with slight overheating. This seems to occur only when I’m driving in the city and it occurs when the car idles at a lsow stoplight, etc. The AC is perfectly cool until prolonged idling, wherupon it turns into the equivalent of a large dog’s mouth breathing into the entirety of the cabin. I had my radiator flushed this past weekend and it seems to have helped a little but the problem is not gone entirely. What should I do?



-Ashley, Savannah, GA


#2

I would guess you have two fans on the radiator. When the car is hot and with the A/C on both fans should be on. Are they?


#3

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#4

Ditto on the two fans or two fan speeds. If two fans one should be on when the engine is cold and the AC is on. If two-speed it should be running on low when the AC is on and the engine is cold.

Where is the temp gauge when all of this is happening?


#5

Is the inside of the car overheating because the the A/C isn’t cooling or is the engine overheating?