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Overheating, antifreeze pouring out of front driver side

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you need to check the thermostat perhaps need to be replaced

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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Looks like the dark well of mysterious things behind my engine, too. A joint inlet would probably be for a heater hose line, probably the inlet line to the heater core, as the outlet from the heater core back to the engine would enter near the engine front near the water pump. Conventionally speaking, that is.

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I have an 1999 chrysler 300m an it has an overheating problem. There is also water all over the driver side floor (front n back) it is soaked. It takes about 25mins b4 it starts smoking. Can som1 plz help...


Typically if your leaking coolant inside the car, it indicates your heater core is split and leaking. Replacing the heater core is quite the job. It requires removal of the dash board and heater box. i replaced one in a 97 Cirrus at work last week and it was a 6 hour job. If your not mechanically inclined i would definitley recomend phoneing around for quotes to local auto repair shops and getting it done profesionally.

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Started the car, let sit for about 5 minutes, went to move it and saw antifreeze literally pouring out underneath on passenger side. I added more antifreeze today, did not start car, but is again pouring...


I wouldsuspect heater hose or a hose of some type. Parts store has a telescopic mirror that could be helpful in lacating where to find the leak.cheaper than pouring anti freeze on the ground

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