The antifreeze keeps disappearing I don't have a leak had it checked out So where could it be going?

Asked by Mar 09, 2014 at 02:12 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

430

First check your oil! make sure its not milky looking! Oil is yellow to brown, but milky is whitish and would mean water is mixing with it. If so you can replace your head gasket if head isn't cracked or warped. If it is cracked or warped and your on a budget, then don't fret, you can use higher end head and block repair at autozone, just keep a eye on your fluid levels for a while after the "bandaid repair of 20-40 bucks vs hundreds. Now if not milky how much are you adding? Do you have a overflow reservoir? How many liters is your engine. my 2.2L engine takes about 2 liters or sort of around 2 gallons, but not necessarily all at once, because the thermostat in the cooling system is shut until the engine warms up, so about half the coolant could still be low if you filled it up. warm it up to operating temperature and you'll see if coolant or water is spraying out of the cap. (caps go bad over time and steam comes out and water is lost.) or there is a split in a hose and when car gets warm it builds up pressure and you can hear or see it spraying out somewhere vs when its cool it may just drip or nothing even depending on how small the leak is still. If you see none of the above then once it cools check levels again and fill again. it should be fine now.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Stratus Questions

Dodge Stratus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,020
#2 Chris Daigle
Chris Daigle
Reputation 590
#3 curry22
curry22
Reputation 530
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Sebring
23 Great Deals out of 2,968 listings starting at $1,395
Used Dodge Avenger
106 Great Deals out of 4,535 listings starting at $2,199
Used Honda Accord
684 Great Deals out of 81,554 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Impala
618 Great Deals out of 29,205 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Altima
759 Great Deals out of 77,507 listings starting at $470
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 55,232 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Camry
875 Great Deals out of 91,060 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Neon
713 listings
Used Honda Civic
511 Great Deals out of 80,664 listings starting at $558
Used Chevrolet Malibu
799 Great Deals out of 88,549 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Maxima
273 Great Deals out of 25,882 listings starting at $2,589