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Old 11-20-12, 01:53 PM
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coolant reseivor problem and smoking -

Oka soi got home from school and noticed my car was smoking. I popped the hood and noticed that its coming from the left side of the car there antifreeze leeking from somewhere and my antifreeze resoiver is empty. As i put antifreeze in it it leeks right back out what can this be. I really need help with this one.
 

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Old 11-20-12, 03:54 PM
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Blown hose would be my first guess. Might also be a cracked thermostat housing or similar?

Might want to mention what engine you have?
 
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Or cracked expansion canister. That happens quite often.
 
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Old 11-20-12, 08:09 PM
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(who's left? drivers side? or looking at it passenger side?) first guess hose(both sides possible). second radiator (both) third water outlet housing(both). fourth water pump via. weep hole located right above thermostat housing behind alter.(drivers)
 
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It is a 2.7. and it is smoking from the passenger side in the front. What should i try first
 
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It is a 2.7. and it is smoking from the passenger side in the front. What should i try first
 
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Old 11-21-12, 12:39 AM
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Typically the heater lines are on the passenger side of car. You'll need to get a bight light to see where it's leaking from.
 
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..... and posting a pic or two will help us identify what you are looking at - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

btw - welcome to the forums!
 
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Old 11-21-12, 05:53 AM
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If you are having a hard time finding exactly where it's leaking (small leak), wipe everything down on that side with a rag and degreaser. Add coolant and see where it shows up.
From your original post, it sounds like it was pouring right out, so it shouldn't be hard to find.
Might be a good idea to have a friend pour in the coolant, and you and them look for where it is coming from.
 
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Note, this engine is known for sludging up, and even Mopar enthusiasts are frequently put off by this motor. You might need to keep this in mind.

The water pump is driven off of the timing chain. That'll mean timing it correctly when reassembling.

I strongly suggest getting a factory service manual, even an electronic version, before digging into this.
 
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