BAD HEAD GASKET OR BAD HEATER CORE?

  • Tiny
  • klashay89
  • 2002 Chrysler 300
  • 138,000 miles

I need to know if I have a bad head gasket or a bad heater core.. My car keeps overheating and all of my coolant is gone. My drivers side floorboard is damp.

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 5:31 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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You need to check where the coolant is going. The wet floor board indicates a possible leak with the heater core. As to the head gasket, you need to get the coolant leakage resolved and then monitor. Could be both problems together.

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 5:36 PM
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  • klashay89
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If it was a bad head gasket, would my dipstick oil color be like a chocolaty creamy color? In my case my oil dipstick looks fine it looks normal and shiny tannish/brown like I guess how its supposed to look. (Picture included) I know its kinda hard to tell.
And yes on my drivers side floorboard it is wet!

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Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 AT 7:29 PM

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