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post #46 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-06-2019, 06:03 AM
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Your radiator part number is 5010359AB. If you do a search by 5010359AB in Amazon, there are several results of compatible radiators. It is the same part number than mime and mine comes with oil lines. I did not remove them, in the new radiator it is working without loses by now.
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post #47 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-20-2019, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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I called another shop and he said he would check for cracked gasket and radiator, which I plan on doing since I don't have the tools. I also told him about the chemical test with "yellow" result and that car not overheating. He replied it's very unusual for car not to overheat with that result.
Most of leaking from the coolant reservoir was stopped when the radiator cap was replaced.

I took the car to a shop to find out if radiator was cracked and what was causing coolant on bottom radiator ledge, if head gasket needed replacing, and cause of oil leak.

The coolant leak caused by loose upper radiator hose and the radiator was not cracked and he said head gasket not blown. There doesn't now to appear to be any oil in coolant reservoir.

Most of the oil leak was caused by oil pressure sensor switch and was replaced but mechanic said he thinks there another oil leak and to watch out for any more leaking.

I took car to another shop a few days later to have the battery replaced and while it was on the rack I asked mechanic to see if any oil leaks and he said that there is still some leaking and thinks the timing chain cover but not sure until all oil residue underneath car cleaned off. He said he didn't think anything to worry about but to check dipstick periodically to make sure oil level is full.

Thanks for advice everyone.
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...I took car to another shop a few days later to have the battery replaced and while it was on the rack I asked mechanic to see if any oil leaks and he said that there is still some leaking and thinks the timing chain cover but not sure until all oil residue underneath car cleaned off. He said he didn't think anything to worry about but to check dipstick periodically to make sure oil level is full.

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You’re welcome - you had several good helpers in this thread.

As you mentioned, get everything well cleaned off when looking for any remaining oil leaks (wand-type coin-op car washes work well on the lower engine from underneath for that).

The 3.2 has a timing *belt* cover. The 3.2 timing cover does not see oil - there’s a dry air space behind it that contains the timing belt and water pump before you get to the engine block. If there’s oil coming from the bottom of the cover, your front crankshaft seal is leaking, which is in the front of the oil pump (attached to the front of the block).

If oil still leaking near the oil pressure switch, it could be the swivel joint of that tee that we’ve talked about.

Other than that: Oil pan gasket, rear main seal and plate, valve cover gaskets. If top front center of engine shows dampness with oil, that would be the o-ring behind front cover of the MTV actuator needing to be replaced. Gravity can pull that seepage down the front and to the bottom of the engine.

Make sure PCV valve and hoses are in good shape. Clogged PCV hoses or stuck/clogged PCV valve will cause pressure to build up in the crankcase and blow oil out the dipstick tube and other places - but that kind of thing would be pretty noticeable, and you might see accompanying other problems if that were the case (blowing smoke out the exhaust).

Make sure oil filter gasket not leaking. (Make sure not double gasketed, but if that were the case, there’d be a huge mess.)

And as mentioned before, make sure drain plug threads in oil pan not stripped (drain plug not tight).

If the leaking oil has reddish color, that’s transmission fluid probably coming from transmission oil cooler lines at radiator - their clamps at the radiator port barbs need tightening. Have to remove radiator fan assembly to get to those.


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Dodge Intrepid 2.7 engine coolant level low but no leaks.
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Dodge Intrepid 2.7 engine coolant level low but no leaks.
If you are asking for advice on your car that is not related to this topic - start a new thread under General Discussion.

We'll be happy to see what your problem is.
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2.7L and 3.2/3.5L have different issues regarding the cooling system. Start a new thread detailing your specific issues.
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