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2004 dodge stratus leaking coolant

There is a half metal half plastic housing on top of engine that is leaking coolant where the two materials meet. Connected to this is a radiator hose, a heater hose and a temp sensor. What is this part called and any idea what it cost? Thanks, Ryan

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  • triumph05 Oct 09, 2008

    Thanks but I figured out it is the Coolant Outlet Manifold. Priced around $75-$115.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Same problem. Looks like a flange of some type on top where the temp sensor plugs in, the heater hose comes out, and the coolant reservoir is plugged into. It's the COOLANT OUTLET MANIFOLD.

    The flange is leaking around the top, however, there is nothing visible that holds it together.

    It is NOT, repeat NOT the plenum. If I had water in the plenum, I'd need a whole engine. (Previous answer is incorrect)

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    seems to be heater core hoses



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There is a temporary fix for this until you can get it replaced, you will need 4 washers wide enough to fit around the lip of the upper half. Remove the 4 bolts holding the outlet and place the washers on the bolts and tighten down lightly enough to prevent leakage, this will fix it on a temp bases only until it can properly be repaired.

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This part is not servicable. Replace only. $102.00 at local dealership.

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This is the upper intake manifold, also known as the plenum. Cost is around $400, try and find a used one or just try to fix this one with JB Weld epoxy

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