MY CAR HAS A SMALL LEAK UNDER THE HOOD

2004 Dodge Neon

Tiny

hoovertrista

February, 2, 2013 AT 11:32 PM

My car has a small leak under the hood. Ive noticed it for awhile and had my dad check my water and anti frezze n nothing looked low. But today my car smelled hot and a bit of smoke came from under the hood my temp. Gage is a bit higher then normal but not way up there. What could be causing this?

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Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

February, 2, 2013 AT 11:33 PM

What color is the fluid that is leaking?

Tiny

hoovertrista

February, 2, 2013 AT 11:49 PM

Is yellowish and smells sweet

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

February, 3, 2013 AT 12:55 AM

That sounds like antifreeze. Check the engine coolant to see if it is low. Then, go to a parts store and ask to borrow a pressure tester for the cooling system. It hook on where the radiator cap is and pressurizes the cooling system making it leak where the problem is. Do that and let me know what you find. NOTE: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Wait until it is cold.

Tiny

hoovertrista

February, 3, 2013 AT 1:55 AM

I will have to do that tomarrow because parts stores are closed by now. Thank you I will let you know. : )

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

February, 3, 2013 AT 3:00 AM

Sounds good. Keep me updated.

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