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93 Dodge Grand Caravan antifreeze leak/drip

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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  • angwilk Dec 19, 2008

    Actually just a really COLD snap in good ol Wisconsin, might as well be Alaska most of the time. Turns out the leak was coming from the thermostat cover that was deteriorated. It was our Christmas present and a surprise that it wasn't the head gasket, thank goodness. She is old, but our baby has given us many years of trouble free rides and we aren't ready to give her up just yet, lol. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    slight antifreeze smell no drips under vehicle

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Check it out,sounds like a waterpump ,but it could be anything,you must be using 100% to withstand -30 celcius where are you alaska??

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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    Colin Stickland Dec 20, 2008

    well glad to hear it was only a simple job,but remember to keep antifreeze mix well up summer or winter to prevent corrosion inside the engine ,its cold here as well in alicante spain of late actually had a frost the other day,but its warmed up a bit now evan sun bathe out the wind

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