Water pours out the reservoir, antifreeze leak.

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER
  • 111,100 MILES

Water pours out the reservoir, antifreeze leak was repaired and then freeze plug replaced. Still overheats, smell antifreeze. Spent about $1000. Since problem started Jan 2. HELP !

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 4:17 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a severely leaking cylinder head gasket. Your mechanic can verify that with a chemical test. He will draw air from the cooling system through a glass cylinder with two chambers partially-filled with a special dark blue liquid. If combustion gases are present, the liquid will turn bright yellow.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 9:15 PM

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