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1999 Dodge Stratus is leaking antifreeze

I was considering buying a car from someone but was told by seller that the car is leaking antifreeze. Only a small leak right now, but seller doesn't know what is causing the problem. He could smell the antifreeze when leaking. The car has 151,000 miles on it. I need to know what could be wrong and about how much repair cost would probably be. Please send an answer. Thankyou.

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  • carwoo1983 Feb 27, 2009

    I own a 1999 Dodge Stratus. It has about 94,000+ miles on it. It doesn't get any heat and I think it leaks antifreeze.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    i was told a vacuum leak could be be causing it

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Hi brandononrolan,
If you can smell antifreeze from the inside of the car it is most likely the heater core.  You can probably feel under the passenger side floor mat and it will probably be wet with coolant..
Replacement is a fairly large job because the dash has to be disassenbled.  I would guess at between 300 and 500 dollars.
You should have a local mechanic take a look at it before you buy and get an estimate.
Let me know if this helps in your decision and please rate this solution.
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Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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