PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
leaking coolant bleeder screw

 
Like Tree11Likes
  • 2 Post By Handy_Cruiser
  • 3 Post By Gkon
  • 1 Post By wb2kki
  • 2 Post By myckee
  • 1 Post By rob302
  • 2 Post By wb2kki

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12 Dec 2016, 04:21 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 298
Default leaking coolant bleeder screw

Found an intermittent leak from the coolant bleeder screw on my 06 non turbo. Tried to get a new one and the dealer said got to get the entire part $240.

Does anyone know if this is a standard thread like brake bleeder or a plug I can screw in?

Thanks!

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12 Dec 2016, 09:40 pm
Handy_Cruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10,533
Default Re: leaking coolant bleeder screw

Hey Mike,

First, make sure the one you have is tight and without trash stuck in the threads or seat.

I believe you can replace this bleeder with one from the Dorman "Help" section at Advance Auto. It will say "brake bleeder" on the package but it works on coolant as well. They should have pack with several bleeders in it. One of them is likely to be the size you need. I added one to the Hemi engine in my Charger this way.

If me, I'd stick a piece of tubing on the bleeder and then open it and catch the fluid that drains out. It will not be that much. Then I'd remove the bleeder clean it good, reinstall, add my coolant back in and then run the engine up to temperature.

If it still leaks, I'd remove it again and take it with me to Advance where I can compare it to the ones the "Help" bubble pack.



PS: Another option is to just get one from a salvage PT. All PT's have them. Should be about $2 or less that way.
myckee and chuzz like this.
__________________

Last edited by Handy_Cruiser; 12 Dec 2016 at 11:46 pm.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12 Dec 2016, 10:24 pm
Gkon's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 1,840
Default Re: leaking coolant bleeder screw

Also, make sure it is the bleeder and not a leak from the thermostat housing that is dripping on to the bleeder.
__________________
2002 PT Cruiser Limited, 2.4L, Automatic Transmission, Metallic Silver Paint
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 13 Dec 2016, 09:02 am
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 298
Default Re: leaking coolant bleeder screw

Great suggestions Thanks.
Looks like it is the bleeder and it's intermittent. Think leaks when very cold and closes when hot.
Last time I did the coolant it was very tight and I was afraid I would brake it so left it alone.
Want to make sure I have something in case I brake it.

Mike
Gkon likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 13 Dec 2016, 09:30 am
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1,653
Default Re: leaking coolant bleeder screw

If the HELP! bleeder doesn't work, then as well as any year PT as Handy indicated, Neons also use the same housing. So you should have no trouble finding a replacement for less than $240!
Handy_Cruiser and Gkon like this.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 13 Dec 2016, 09:56 am
rob302's Avatar
Veteran Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Darien, IL | Forest Park, IL
Posts: 3,555
Default Re: leaking coolant bleeder screw

Mine did the intermittent leak thing too. It didn't move very far when I tried to remove and clean it. It broke off, the white crud eventually plugged it(i use the green coolant though so YMMV), and it was one less thing on my pt I had to worry about. instead of letting the car get up to temp and using a wrench on the bleeder, i just got used pushing the thermostat open a hair with a long flathead when i filled it cold. it's faster and easier anyways.



Gkon likes this.

Last edited by rob302; 13 Dec 2016 at 11:17 am.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 14 Dec 2016, 10:35 am
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 298
Default Re: leaking coolant bleeder screw

Yeah, that's my concern the heart dropping breakage. So want to be ready if that happens. Mean time I will soak it in blaster and hope it comes out. Not a bad idea trying to find a used one just in case. At least I have time. Not leaking that bad and not all the time.
Handy_Cruiser and Gkon like this.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaking coolant from this? Ppcwilly General PT Cruiser Discussions 5 10 Dec 2016 06:21 pm
Coolant Bleeder Broke scatgo1 Tech & Performance Forum 4 25 May 2015 11:13 am
Leaking coolant - "Engine coolant pipes"? xkey General PT Cruiser Discussions 3 01 Jun 2014 09:11 am
Coolant Leaking near Tranny helpless Tech & Performance Forum 16 30 Jun 2012 06:22 pm
leaking coolant near transmission pan pppt03turbo General Turbo Discussions 8 19 Feb 2008 02:14 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors