coolant tank leaking for sure/anything that might have caused this

10

Asked by Sep 27, 2013 at 08:33 AM about the 1997 Dodge Neon 2 Dr Highline Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

/coolant tank is leaking on daughters Neon.The car has used oil for years,appx 1 qt very 300-450 miles.It does not leak any oil,but seems to burn oil.I set trip gauge and check every 300-500 miles.checked oil level last night,was again.Could something with engine have caused this to get so hot that cause tank to leak ? Like I said,overflow tank was empty,added water to this  only,mount rt frt against fire wall,yellow cap said coolant,appeared to be leaking  at bottom of tank as fast a I could put water in. or is it just tank got cracked and leaked.Do not have alot of money to put into,just put new tires on appx 3 weks ago.

3 Answers

217,355

The leaking of the tank has nothing to do with your oil usage, that is normal for a 15 year old car. Also the coolant tank is plastic and gets old and brittle from the heat of the engine bay. The lower hose can also be cracked or popped off. No need to worry though, you can replace it yourself for $25.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
10

replace the hose or tank for 25 dollars ? when looking at it the tank is against the firewall,not sure how to get that out/and idea/I am not the best mechanic

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
217,355

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Dorman-Deluxe-coolant-recovery-kit/_/N-256p?itemIdentifier=509742_0_0_

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Neon

Looking for a Used Neon in your area?

CarGurus has 904 nationwide Neon listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Neon Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,210
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 890
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
857 Great Deals out of 70,839 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus
885 Great Deals out of 58,883 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Accord
1,009 Great Deals out of 75,625 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
433 Great Deals out of 40,831 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Corolla
996 Great Deals out of 68,482 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Mustang
563 Great Deals out of 43,002 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,182 Great Deals out of 83,203 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Ram 1500
518 Great Deals out of 13,131 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Avenger
176 Great Deals out of 5,728 listings starting at $999
Used BMW 3 Series
1,557 Great Deals out of 38,997 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale