SMOKE COMING OUT AND CAR LEAKING THERMOSTAT DID NOT GO ABOVE MIDDLE, WHAT COULD THIS BE?

  • Tiny
  • dodgeintrepidrt2001
  • 2001 Dodge Intrepid
  • 175,000 miles

Was driving and noticed that the passenger side of the engine was starting to smoke so as I parked the car it started to leak allot, the thermostat did not go over the middle what could this be?

opened hood and smoke coming from inside only on the passenger side opposite of the reservoir

put antifreeze 2 days before. Got oil change. And tune up.

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 1:43 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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If it is coolant leaking, that is where the water pump is located. Check to see if there is a leak from there. On the underside of the pump is a small weep hole. Coolant will leak there when the seal or bearing goes bad in the water pump.

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