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Loss of coolant

I keep adding coolant to Chrysler but I don't see any leak. Where is it going?

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Possibilities:- Have you tried inside the car, is the carpet wet under the dashboard (Heater matrix leaking) Is the exhaust steaming, dripping excessive water (Head gasket). Coolant cap not sealing, allowing coolant to boil away. System needs to be pressure tested.

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