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My 2000 chrysler cirrus had a small undetectable water leak. My mechanic 1st said it was the freeze plugs rusted, then he replaced the radiator cap, thermostat, and gasket seal. I drove it 20 miles and it ran water and antifreeze all over the driveway. He put it on a lift and the water just kept running out in 3 places. Now he says he replaced the water pump, 4 freeze plugs and is waiting on some long tube. Am I getting a snow job or what?

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This happened when you go to the wrong place I am not mechanic I would do the better job.

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Sounds like a snow job
should have pressure tested the system on the hoist and all leaks fixed the first time round
the cap , thermostat and whatever gasket that was replaced was not necessary as the cap and thermostat would not be the leak
ask what the long tube is for as radiator and heater hoses can be got from a local parts shop or dealer spares
next time use accredited service centers and get a better job done cheaper

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

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SOURCE: Overheating engine

Check your oil dipstick for coolant, or a mucky substance. Your symptoms sound like a blown head gasket.

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SOURCE: Where is coolant drain plug on 1996 Chrysler Cirrus?

The coolant drain plug is located on the bottom left side of the radiator when looking from front of car. To access it you must remove the passenger side fog light and push the rubber cover out of the way.

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SOURCE: 1999 Chrysler Sebring Coupe 2.5 oil in spark plug

It is possible the tubes are leaking at the bottom but highly unlikely. There is next to 0 oil pressure in that area so the tubes would actually drain if leaking. I would start with the tube seals and gaskets as you have already planned and check it again later down the road like at the next oil change interval. You're on the right track for the repair, just be patient with the intake plenum and you'll do fine.

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SOURCE: where is thermostat in a 1995 chrysler cirrus LX

A tee is located to the right hand side of the intake manifold, on top you should see the coolant system cap, its silver in color and is about 2-3 inches in diameter. This tee is the thermostat housing, it goes to your radiator and engine block, remove it from the block and you should see the thermostat. Remember when replacing the thermostat, the spring side goes into the block! 2.0L and 2.4L it is under where the upper rad hose hooks to the engine. 2.5L it is under where the lower rad hose hooks to the engine.

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i had that open the car from passanger door first

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