Any idea where the antifreeze could be dripping from on our 93 Dodge Grand Caravan? My husband says the antifreeze smell isn't coming from the exhaust, but rather dripping onto the exhaust, thus causing us to smell it outside the vehicle as it burns up. Our van heats fine and the leak is only a small drip. It's -30 degrees right now and without a mirror it is tough to see where the leak is originating from. Is it possible there is a hose leaking on the firewall side of the engine? Don't think it's a head or head gasket problem, but possibly water pump and hoping just a leaky old hose. Thanks for any input you can offer.
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freeze plugs pressed out by coolent not suffencient to stop freezing at your local temp. Reinstall freeze plug and look for more that may have been forcedout. common locations are sides of engine, and there are some in the very rear against the firewall.. head or engine removal neccessary.
that water could be the condensation line,, if you have had your AC on, water will leak from along the firewall on the passenger side, where the tube runs out of the vehicle. Your radiator could have been low to begin with and when you saw the water leak,, you though that was it. check the puddle,, is it clear water or does it have antifreeze in it? If its clear water chances are , that its just the drip line from your AC, if it does contain antifreeze , check the 2 water hoses that run into the heater core , you can also see where they go into the cab portion of the van, from under the hood,
If you are using your Air Conditioning then the water is a natural thing and will always drip. They must do that when running correctly. So this is a good thing.
Another leak you may have that looks like water may be antifreeze. This could leak from a number of different places and needs to be found and repaired. If it is antifreeze you can tell by tasting it. Just dip you finger in the spot on the ground that is wet. Lightly taste it on your tongue. If it taste sweet then it is antifreeze. Be sure to clean up the leaks on the ground as Cats and Dogs love to lick it up because it is sweet. But it is poision to them and will kill them in a horrible way.
As I said if it is antifreeze you need to try and find out where it is coming from and fix it right away.
Hopefully this is a slow leak...:) Did you notice coolant on the ground? Have you checked your coolant overflow tank to verify leak down? Most of the time if your car is still runnable, you can trace a coolant leak to the source...might be the upper or lower radiator hoses or connections...might be the radiator itself...might be a worn out water pump...could also be heater hose or heater core...lets hope for one of the simple ones...:)