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Antifreeze leaking got a 1994 dodge shadow with 2.2 in it. just replace the head gasket in it. on x-mas day. Run fine but a week later notice it was leaking antifreeze. We checked it and notice it is leaking somewhere. On the passager side back of the motor anything i should really be looking at.

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  • jzinn08 Jan 03, 2009

    what hose run in the back of the motor.don't remember seeing any.

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It's possible the gasket was not seated properly... or there is a small hose in the back.... it's likely you'll need to put it on a lift and look at it from below to see.... just look for a lime green colour fluid.

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    Roberta Smith Jan 03, 2009

    i do not know how much room you have in the engine compartment to examine where the leak is coming from... however sometimes they use smaller hoses to get cooling to parts of the motor that they could not design coolant passages for. Only way to find out for sure is visual inspection which may very well require a lift to give you a better view from under the motor.

    Robert



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