2000 Intrepid DOHC 2.7L 24v Coolant In Engine Oil - Shop Cant Daignose

Asked by Jun 30, 2017 at 07:37 PM about the 2000 Dodge Intrepid Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car has been diagnosed with coolant in the engine oil. I took it to a shop today at 11:30am and they called just before 4:30pm to tell me they cannot figure out why there is coolant in the engine oil?  Is this something any shop can diagnose routinely?  I have been told that this particular engine has the evil water pump that has a rear seal that can fail and actually allow coolant to leak into the engine.  Could the be missing this possibility?  Would the normal tests to check for blown head gaskets/warped heads clue them in about this water pump? It may not be the water pump, but for some reason they can't figure this out and it appears I have to pay them to diagnose, but I will have to find the answer for them.

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Normally coolant in the oil is the diagnosis simply because the only way for that to happen /// IMO \\\ is the failure of a head gasket.

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Agree with Tom.

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Okay that makes sense. That's the most common reason I'd think, but the shop cannot figure out why the coolant is leaking into the oil... Thanks for your answers guys.

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