2004 Dodge Stratus Water Tank problem

Tiny
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  • 2004 DODGE STRATUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 121,333 MILES
I have to keep pouring antifreeze in the water tank every two to three days due to a leakage, because I do see it on my driveway. The gauge temperature does not get hot while I am driving nor does it smell inside the car. What can be the problem?
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 5:39 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

If you are not seeing any signs of leakage on the ground or anywhere then check your oil, is it over full and milky looking? If yes then most likely you have a blown head gasket.

Is there a lot of white smoke/steam coming out your exhaust? If so then once again your most likely have a blown head gasket.

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 5:45 PM
Tiny
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If you see puddle of antifreeze under the passenger side every morning, your water pump is leaking. You will need to replace the timing belt as well at the same time.
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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 AT 11:20 PM
Tiny
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It's the coolant bottle that I have to keep pouring antifreeze every two to three days. And it leaks as the car is warmed up in the morning. But the teperature gauge does not get hot nor does it smell inside car.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 9:41 AM
Tiny
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While the coolant reservoir bottle is where you pour the coolant into every 2-3 days, we need to figure out where the leak is coming from. Water pump will leak AFTER the engine is warmed up, and it leaks because of the pressure inside the motor. I still maintain that your water pump is faulty.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 11:10 PM

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