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2003 Chrysler Sebring my antifreeze is brown and muddy looking

Yes it looks nasty you need to have your cooling system flushed this is something that I would recommend letting a shop handle for you they will put the right coolant in and it can be tricky to properly flush the whole system out less than 100 bucks outside a dealership

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Sizzling out the left side of engine. White smoke coming from oil check from dip stick hole. Some say water pump, others say gasket. And some say cracked block. HELP!!!

White smoke is a sign of water or coolant leak. Check your oil to see if it still the right color. If it is a muddy brown coolant is getting in there.

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Coolant is brown

brow and muddy color usually is a sign of not using enough antifreeze to protect system from rust.
drain the radiator and completely flush the system. use a quality flush system from the auto parts store. after system is flushed so it only flows clean water after draining a few times then empty system and refill with 50/50 antifreeze /water and make sure system is cycled through 5-6 time to make sure air is purged from the system

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My 2003 coolant is gone after i field it ad it also boiled up and running hot and cut off and have some brown stuff in my resavior but no white smoke no misfiring and no muddy oil can some one help

you may have a bad head gasket causing this to happen. don`t know where you live but if it`s in a cold area you may not notice if its has white smoke(as burning coolant in cold weather may look normal)this can cause the problems you may not burn enough to show on plugs but over time you will loose could also be a bad thermostat that has stuck closed causing overheating and boiling out. the thermostat is the cheapest thing to try then if it doesn`t fix it then have the head gasket checked out or do both at the same time

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1985 s10 blazer 2.8L has muddy looking oil

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Coolant is brown or rust colored and muddy also has fowl odor

The radiator has a multi function; One is to cool the engine water and Two is to cool the transmission fluid. What is happening now is the radiator passages that separate the two cooling systems has leaked into one another. To repair this issue would be to replace the radiator, and also drain the transmission fluid.

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What's the best coolant for chevy blazer?

gm for years has been in denail about their Dex-cool. they stat the failures to heating system is caused by cooling systems run low for extended period of time...leading up to a muddy mess in cooing system. i would suggest after a thourough flusing with powdered prestone flush agents (if your system is muddy) switch to the standard green ethyl/glycol coolant. changing it every 24,000 miles or 2 years...hope this helps

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check the oil for water by pulling the dipstick if its muddy brown you have a bad headgasket, also check inside on the passenger side carpet for wetness, does the car run okay? check engine light on ? please rate and good luck -jeff

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