COOLANT LOSS

2005 Dodge Stratus

Tiny

drifty

March, 30, 2009 AT 6:37 PM

Engine Cooling problem
2005 Dodge Stratus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 118000 miles

I am loosing coolant but have never saw any leaks. The only place I have ever seen coolant is above the strut on passenger side and the hood above the strut. There seems to be a small port there that points up and it must only do it while driving because even with the hood up and engine hot and idle I havent saw any coming out there

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1 Answer

Tiny

Jacobandnickolas

April, 3, 2009 AT 12:26 PM

Honestly, it sounds like the waterpump may be leaking and coolant is getting on the serp belt and flinging on the hood.

Look at the waterpump. On the bottom there is a seep hole. When the seal or bearing goes bad in the pump, that is where it will leak. Check for evidence of coolant.

Let me know what you find.
Joe

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