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

242,225

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 of 3 people found this 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 of 1 people found this helpful.
242,225

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

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Neon

Looking for a Used Neon in your area?

CarGurus has 665 nationwide Neon listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Neon Questions

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,320
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 950
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 840
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
815 Great Deals out of 88,110 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Mustang
537 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Focus
632 Great Deals out of 57,259 listings starting at $795
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,741 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,103 Great Deals out of 90,763 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Corolla
858 Great Deals out of 70,595 listings starting at $1,874
Used Honda Civic Coupe
209 Great Deals out of 16,557 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet Impala
592 Great Deals out of 34,064 listings starting at $899
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
17 Great Deals out of 495 listings starting at $13,998

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Dodge Neon For Sale
68 listings starting at $2,500

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.