2006 Dodge Charger Rt Over heating


Asked by GuruNDRS4 Oct 10, 2019 at 09:11 AM about the 2006 Dodge Charger R/T RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

06 Dodge Charger Rt over heated,gauge never red
hot stays at half, changed dual fans,heat
sensor,thermostat. New fans never sound like they
kick on to higher power cooling and water comes
out of the reservoir once the thermostat opens up.
Car still never says it's hot . I now watch the
temperature on the second gauge by the numbers.
When driving the other gauge will drop lower than
the half mark after reaching half. I can only drive it  
4 or 5 miles after it warms up and I stop water
comes out of the reservoir. My heater core had a
leak in the winter would this cause issues in the
summet not using the heater if there is a small leak
still. I can't get anyone to figure this out. Unless it is
head gaskets. I was told it's not but I'm concerned

2 Answers


So i also have the 2006 dodge charger r/t 5.7L mine is not overheating that I'm aware of my thermostat stays just a little below half but I have noticed that I have coolant coming out of the top of my coolant resviour and when I first bought the car and took it to my mechanic I had to replace the head gaskets.. I dont know if this info helps but we may be on to something


Thank you for this. So the mechanic could tell it had been over heated very badly prior to .. When I bought it and drove it to the shop it did not over heat at all but tall tell sign was the white smoke coming out exhaust that I did not know obviously till now . so when the re did my heads they sent it to the "specialist" machine shop to go ahead and take a look . and from what your saying I'm worried I may have got screwed .. Wow well I will take a picture and upload of the coolant outside the resviour im talking about ..i appreciate the help as well aa knoweldge your sharing.. I did replace my radiator cap my self a week ago and did notice slightly less of the coolant

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