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My coolant tank on my 1997 dodge neon has a peice missing at the bottom idk if it is suppose to have a cap so when u remove it its easy to flush or if a peice had got burnt off

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    James Hescott Oct 13, 2013

    i poured antifreeze in and it just came out at the bottom which something is suppose to keep it in there

  • James Hescott
    James Hescott Oct 13, 2013

    it was the thermostat the coolant tank has a exit release that if to much it poors out



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I would go out to a wrecker that specialises in the dodge neon and get a replacement one.

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Is it easier to remove the lower radiator hose on a 1997 Dodge Neon by removing the radiator or by trying to go through underneath? I just replaced the radiator but missed the damaged lower hose.

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If your cap is not operating properly it will just keep letting coolant out and not letting the radiator **** it back in resulting low coolant level in the radiator.

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