bubbling/boiling sounds coming from around the radiator/passenger side in a 2001 dodge stratus.

35

Asked by Aug 08, 2014 at 05:31 PM about the 2001 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car leaks anti freezer.  I put in a new thermostat...and it was ok, but the car is leaking anti freezer...now the car gage is running hot.

4 Answers

270,135

You need to find the leak. Overheating is probably due to a low fluid level. Might be the water pump or a hose?

465

When you replaced the thermostat, did you also flush the radiator and refill with the appropriate amount of the recommended antifreeze? Most leaks are from hoses or connections. Start the car and turn the heater to high, watch under the hood for leaks around the hoses, the thermostat housing, and the water pump. Also watch to see if any of the hoses collapse. Any leaks around the thermostat housing or water pump indicate that you need to replace the gasket and use some blue rtv. Make sure when you do that the surface is clean and smooth. and scrapes will need to be smoothed and any debris will need to be cleaned away. Any leaking or collapsing hoses need to be replaced. If the leak is from your radiator make sure that the petcock at the bottom is closed and not the source of the leak. If the leak is coming from around the fill cap then you will need to replace the cap. If the body of the radiator is leaking then it will need to be replaced.

35

OK..... What is the bubbling /boiling sound.......my car wasn't running hot at all until I turned on the heat to defrost the windows on wedensday.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
35

I refilled the radiator. I didn't do a flush.

Your Answer

Stratus

Looking for a Used Stratus in your area?

CarGurus has 653 nationwide Stratus listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Dodge Stratus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,100
  • #2
    Chris Daigle
    Reputation
    660
  • #3
    curry22
    Reputation
    590
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
540 Great Deals out of 33,339 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chrysler Sebring
27 Great Deals out of 2,589 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Neon
521 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Accord
900 Great Deals out of 79,954 listings starting at $1,295
Used Dodge Avenger
87 Great Deals out of 4,441 listings starting at $1,950
Used Ford Mustang
454 Great Deals out of 42,976 listings starting at $1,488
Used Dodge Durango
359 Great Deals out of 23,857 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,090 Great Deals out of 57,678 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Camry
1,118 Great Deals out of 77,522 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Focus
683 Great Deals out of 65,193 listings starting at $999
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
21 Great Deals out of 1,146 listings starting at $1,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.