2005 Dodge Stratus coolant loss

Tiny
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  • 2005 DODGE STRATUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 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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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 6:37 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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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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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 AT 12:26 PM
Tiny
M_H_RITZEL
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Go to someplace like auto zone and borrow a pressure checker. It replaces the radiator cap and you pump up pressure. If there is any external leaks they will show up.
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Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 AT 8:07 AM

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