Mechanics

COOLANT LOSS

2005 Dodge Stratus

Engine Cooling problem
2005 Dodge Stratus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

I am loosing coolant but have never saw any leaks. The only place I have ever seen coolant is above the strut on passenger side and the hood above the strut. There seems to be a small port there that points up and it must only do it while driving because even with the hood up and engine hot and idle I havent saw any coming out there
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Drifty
March 30, 2009.




Honestly, it sounds like the waterpump may be leaking and coolant is getting on the serp belt and flinging on the hood.

Look at the waterpump. On the bottom there is a seep hole. When the seal or bearing goes bad in the pump, that is where it will leak. Check for evidence of coolant.

Let me know what you find.
Joe



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