Question about 1996 Dodge Stratus
We started out having no heat and we were leaking a lot of antifreeze. we have since had to replace the radiator, some freeze plugs and the thermostat and things seemed to have been working fine. now there is no heat. it is blowing but it is only cold air. the mechanic said they checked the heater core and it was fine (however, we had to take the car back to this mechanic three seperate times to get the above done so i'm not really sure i trust his judgement anymore). any suggestions?
In my 2001 dodge stratus it had a crack in the thermostat housing. We have replaced it but now water is leaking and we believe it has something to do with the freeze plug. How do you locate it. The hoses seem to be fine and I am just really frustrated and have run out of money replacing unnecessary parts. Any advice???
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
Seems like the heater core is possibly plugged. I would try flushing the heater core before changing it. Look in the engine compartment on the cars right side. Find where two cooling line go into the firewall. Roughly 1" - 1 1/2" in size. Disconnect these lines. You will loose fluid, so put a container under the car. Use a garden hose and flush the core in one side and make sure the water flows out the other. Then repeat this process to flush the opposite way. If the water does not flow easily, then there is something stuck inside the core, then it will have to be replaced.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 16, 2016 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks
Mar 12, 2016 | 1996 Dodge Stratus
Jan 04, 2014 | 2001 Dodge Stratus
Jan 05, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Stratus
Dec 29, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Stratus
Jun 10, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Stratus
Apr 18, 2009 | 1996 Dodge Stratus
554 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: