I have a 96 dakota that has a coolant leak. changed out the water pump and put on new hoses, including the water pump by pass hose. It begin leaking as soon as the engine is started, before warm up.

Asked by Jun 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Where is it leaking from? The radiator? The engine block itself, by the thermostat housing?

That is the trouble I can;t see where the leak is coming from. If I remove the ac and alternator then I can see the area of the leak. But it only leaks with the engine running.

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