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01 dodge stratus small red watery puddle after car warmed up

Levels were fine, we did have colder temps last night and I always warm up my car before I leave (have remote start)

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Under car puddle would possibly mean heater or radiator hose. Is the antifreeze in radiator red or green?

Posted on Jan 08, 2014

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    amy johnson Jan 08, 2014

    It's red, when I got home I looked underneath the car and I have drip marks on my front bumpers but I can't seem to find the leak?

  • phil justice Jan 08, 2014

    Cold temps can cause tiny hairline cracks in the horizontal rails or channels of the radiator and be difficult to see. I sometimes wait till night any find them with flashlight. There are a few 'stopleak' products at local auto part stores that can repair and plug leaks, but must MUST be used exactly as directions prescribe. Do try to find leak or leaks and if 'stopleak product fails to fix if it was radiator, then radiator must be replaced. Radiators average $200 and 'stopleak' is around $10. Good luck and safe motoring!



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SOURCE: Dodge stratus R/T 2002 antifreeze problem(antifreeze coming out the cap)

First the "service engine soon" light is a manufacturer installed reminder for you to get an oil change or other pre-determined maintenance service done. It is different than the "check engine" light which indicates a sensor malfunction. Secondly, when the engine is cold the thermostat is closed and the antifreeze or coolant is not circulating. The cooling system is a closed system and the tank that the cap is on is not an overflow tank but rather an expansion tank. This tank allows for the expanding coolant that is now hot to leave the engine coolant jackets, that won't expand, into a tank that can expand slightly. When your engine got to normal operating temp., aka.. hot, the thermostat opened allowing coolant to circulate and fill the expansion tank probably over flowing with the cap off. This is a normal operation for your car.

Posted on Oct 05, 2008


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SOURCE: heater won't get hot on 2005 dodge caravan

there could be an air lock in the system, pluged heator core, a bad thermostate or control modual. try bleeding the air out through the bleeder screew if there is no heat after that have the control modual tested if its okay try having the cooling system flushed then if it still doesnt heat intall new termostate

Posted on Oct 22, 2008


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SOURCE: 2005 dodge stratus

how's your coolant level? Thermostat changed lately?

Posted on Oct 28, 2008


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SOURCE: 99 Dodge Ram 2500 won't heat up

Is the engine fan staying engaged? If so this will not allow you to build addequate engine temp. especially while driving.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

eric r barnes

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Ram Van 1500 *** NO HEAT **

Do you have enough antifeeze in your cooling system. If not fill & check again for heat. You may have a blockage. If so remove the in & out hoses to the heater core on firewall. Be careful not to damage core. Use a garden hose to flush the core one side to the other untill running clear water. put one hose on tight & clamp, put other on loose. Have someone start engine & slowly remove loose hose to let air escape. when fluid appears put hose on & tighten. Refill rad & resevoir. Heat engine up & check for heat. Also heat cable may be off under dash.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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