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My friend has a 2006 Charger and it started getting hot. So I inspected where the leak was coming from and proceeded to fix the problem. Now then right next to the thermostat houseing there is a small hole and now there is coolant leaking out of the hole and I would like to know why there is coolant leaking out of the hole. Sincerely Bill Hickman

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If it's a 2.7 engine,this is the water pump weep hole..water pump is leaking and needs replacement..these engines are tricky to time..a time consuming repair

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