All the fluid drained out of the radiator while setting in the garage. Any ideas why?


Asked by Feb 04, 2017 at 05:24 PM about the 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My husband turned the car on and off this morning to check mileage When
we went back to the garage all the radiator fluid and plastic top up tank were
completely empty.  The car was driven locally on Thursday and is regularly
maintained with oil changes and checks.  Any help appreciated. We're not
mechanically minded.

3 Answers


Thanks for your advice. The fluid was just on the floor, then we checked under the hood and both fluid reservoir and the radiator was completely dry. We won't drive it until we have someone help us get it fixed up.

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Clean up the fluids asap... not to state the obvious but if a cat or animal licks that stuff up, it's a death sentence. Thanks.


Visually check for a disconnected hose, cracked recovery tank ("top off tank ") , and wet spots on the engine. This will give you an idea of what sprung a leak. Is the antifreeze mostly on the passenger's side, driver's side, under the front bumper, or under the center of the engine? HTH. -Jim

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