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Old 18 Dec 2009, 01:01 pm
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Hi I recently started to notice a red liquid on the floor of m garage. After I noticed it, it then stopped. I checked the coolant levels and the reserviour was almost empty and the radiator was full still. It stopped for like a week. Then it started again. I finally checked it again and both were empty this time. So I filled them up. I know I have a leak somewhere around the battery area. Everything in the battery area has pink dots in it. So it has to be spraying out somewhere but I cant find where. The holder for the batttery also has a small amount of coolant sitting in it. I will post pictures showing the problem.
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 01:31 pm
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 02:49 pm
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the best way to find coolant leaks like this is to get a coolant system pressure tester. It is a little hand pump that goes on in place of the radiator cap and pressurizes the system with the engine cold.
If I had to guess I would suspect hoses and clamps since I can tell by the markings that they are the factory originals.
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 03:08 pm
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yes everything is factory in the engine. I havent had to replace anything. Ill do the pressure check though and see what I can find.
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 04:00 pm
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I have a PT 2003(77K) MILES) BOUGHT NEW--- I HAD SAME LEAK THIS PAST SUMMER-GET ( tablet or pouder form of bars leak-) get Chrylser approved anti freeze( If I was doing it again( Id flush it and refill with the new anti-freeze & one tablet of bars leak or 1/3 of powder) I called bars leak & alot of manufacturers also sell it under their brand name Mopar-DELCO etc.... it solved my problem almost 10K miles ago... Do it( I had same exact leak( I took out battery & cleaned tray also) good luck MJB PS ( what year & HOW MANY MILES?)
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 05:06 pm
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the best way to find coolant leaks like this is to get a coolant system pressure tester. It is a little hand pump that goes on in place of the radiator cap and pressurizes the system with the engine cold.
If I had to guess I would suspect hoses and clamps since I can tell by the markings that they are the factory originals.
I'd guess hose/clamp also - get new hose & Stainless worm clamp - and don't overtighten!
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 05:37 pm
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If not hoses or clamps, check the thermostat gasket.
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 06:30 pm
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BARS Leak told me it it standard practice for all the auto manufacturers to use their product from day one-- worth a try for this small leak( mine was on edge of radiator) these radiators are alluminum & plastic- all leak eventually a little-this will seal it( just gain use it in 1/3rds. MJB
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