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How do I find a coolant leak in my 2001 Dodge Intrepid 3.2L? It does not appear to be the hoses, but I notice the passenger side of the radiator is wet. Noticed puddle of coolant under passenger side of engine.

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  • edgecombsh Aug 27, 2010

    Thanks wmstalk. I think I can rule out number 3 for now - no coolant inside the passenger compartment. Upper hose is dry as a bone. Seems to be from the passenger side of the engine while standing in front of the car looking down. Maybe the pump? (Oh joy!!!) It's hard to tell with this engine crammed in like it is. Anyway, I guess I will have to try the pressure test next. No radiator cap on this engine so I suppose hook up to the reservoir tank? Thanks for the tips....

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HI, The easiest way to find a cooling system leak to preform a pressure test. This test requires the use of some special equipment so I will just give you some common areas of these engines that leak. 1. check the upper radiator hose at the radiator. the plastic tank cracks sometimes. 2. check around the thermostat housing. 3. The worse for last there is a coolant passage tube that runs under the intake manifold almost impossible to see without taking things apart. but when it leaks the coolant seems to show up n the floor on the passenger side back by the firewall. I hope these help and you can locate the problem. Be careful when looking for these problems when the engine is hot you can get burnt. Good luck

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2. Radiator hose split/cracked, causing low coolant level.
3. Head Gasket - leaking, causing low coolant level
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Raise your Dodge Intrepid with a jack and lower onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps. Set parking brake and/or chock wheels
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Unbolt the two bolts holding the thermostat housing cover on and pull off the cover. On 2.7L Intrepid engines, it is easier to gain access to the thermostat housing behind the alrernator by working from beneath the engine.
Note the position of the old thermostat and remove. Install the new thermostat with the spring-side facing into the engine. Clean any old gasket residue from inside the thermostat housing cover. Install the new thermostat gasket.
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Thats about it...jack her down and pat yourself on the back.
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Hi. I have put together a guide to help you with this replacement of the thermostat.


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