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
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