Coolant leak

Asked by Jul 17, 2017 at 05:08 PM about the 2004 Dodge Stratus ES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My dodge stratus engine shut off on me for not
having enough oil. I put new oil and now there is a
coolant leak i changed the thermostat and
thermostat housing and it continues to leak from
the bottom of of the thermostat housing does any
one know what else it could be

2 Answers

24,155

I know its hard to see and feel the gasket while installing but it sounds like the gaskets slipped out a little or too much metal scraped off the housings mating surface on the engine while taking off the old gasket possible. There should not be any grooves cut into the two mating surfaces or coolant will find its way out.

24,155

Be sure its not coming (leak) from the head or intake gaskets or from the hose itself or the hose is not one tight enough or down far enough on the hose nipple.

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