my car keeps losing water but no puddle under my car any clue

Asked by Aug 27, 2012 at 08:13 PM about the 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car was running hot we replaced the thermostat but now it is losing water and no clue where it is going no puddles under the car could please help and idea

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its either in your floor board (heater core), leaking onto something hot and evaporating, or most likely a head gasket has failed and u are burning it off in the cylinders.

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pop the radiator cap off, start the car, get to operating temp, you will see the coolant fall and or start to 'swirl' in the neck. if this does not happen check the upper hose..is it still hard? bad thermostat. no 'swirl' bad water pump, yes even new parts can be bad out of the box. finally find the lost coolant...check the coolant in the radiator, does it have oil in it? rainbow colors? do you have bubbles in the coolant? should see no bubbles...if so both warrant headgasket, do a compression test to verify. pull the dipstick for your oil, does it have any white milky stuff on or in the oil? Headgasket. does the car stumble and puff white smoke, headgasket.

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it could be the water pump, my buddy's truck was leaking water and we checked the thermostat, heater core and we found out that when the water pump starts to fail, water will leak out of it. causing the vehicle to run hotter and, as it is, leak water. check it out just to be safe

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