- 1996 Dodge Intrepid
- 350,000 km
- 3.3L V6
As per the picture below, coolant is oozing out of the front of the engine, above the water pump (replaced last fall) and below the thermostat.
I removed the alternator for a better view, the hose on the left is running from the water pump (below the picture) to the thermostat (top of the picture). We are looking at the engine from the driver side, the black plastic at the top-right is a valve cover. Is that a gasket I'm looking at? Update #1: Did a bit of research and found out that there is indeed a coolant passage going through the timing cover. See here. Also bought the gasket set for the timing cover, which includes o-rings for the coolant passage, as well as a front oil seal, since I've been meaning to do it and I'm getting in there anyways. Here's a closer look at the seam between the timing cover and the engine block. We are looking at it from the driver's side, slightly angled down and towards the front. That black spot down the seam, below the rust spot, feels like is a gap in the gasket. I can stick my finger in there. That ain't supposed to be there, right?