RE: 97 Dodge Stratus Overheating
Mine did the same thing. I didn't realize that I was loosing my coolant INTO the motor - I blew a head gasket. Now I have been told that I should just replace the motor, which is a 2.7L, so they are hard to find, which drives up the cost. So my car is now a paperweight. Have your head gasket checked before you do more damage and have to replace to motor. Mine was overheating, and I didn't know why. It also would blow cold air in the winter if I was not on the gas. This sounds exactly like what I went through. ...If I had only known...I hope it is not too late for you.