1997 Chrysler Sebring Losing Coolant

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 MILES
I'm having to add about a half gallon of water everyday to my radiator. I do not see anything leaking. I'm not seeing any puddles under my car. When I turn the car off I can hear what sounds like water boiling for one second.
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 5:32 AM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Thats a lot of water to be loosing, if you were loosing that internally the car would be running extremely rough if at all, get a cooling system pressure test done first, this will positively locate any external cooling system leaks, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 7:38 AM
Tiny
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The past three days I've only had to add a splash of water each day (maybe 1 cup at most). However, now I have no heat. The blower works but no heat.

Originally I thought it might be the water pump. Now I think it has to do with the thermostat not opening up.

What do you think?
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Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 9:30 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

If you are in doubt it would be a good idea to chance the thermostat, also just check that the heater hoses are both hot to touch with the heater on, you may have a blocked core or a faulty heater tap.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 AT 12:26 AM
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JOHNNY G.JR
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Possible head gasket failure, Is there any steam coming out of exhaust? If thermostat was not opening engine would more than likely be overheating, but that does not explain loss of heat in cabin, unless it's now clogged, Replace thermostat and post us back. What's the temp. Gauge reading through all of this issue, hot, cold, normal, or moving around, cold to warm to hot
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 AT 4:30 PM
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KEN
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This does sounds like a blown head gasket. Here is a test that will help you see if the gasket is blown

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken

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Monday, January 9th, 2017 AT 11:40 AM

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