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Fix Coolant Leaks: 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro



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Follow the steps in this video to see how to fix minor coolant (antifreeze) leaks in your 2010 Dodge Nitro. Leaking coolant is one of the more common types of fluid leaks on Nitros. Engine coolant (which is also called antifreeze or anti-freeze) moves through the inside of your Nitro's engine and keeps it from overheating. Coolant can leak from the reservoir or from the hoses, in 2010 Nitros with the 4.0 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2010 Nitro SXT are located and the steps needed to fix minor leaks.

A few things to note about coolant is that it is sweet tasting and highly toxic, so it can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you ignore a small coolant leak long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to an overheated engine and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. In many 2010 Nitros, an anti-freeze leak can cause the temp sensor to record high engine temperatures. Always protect yourself with safety glasses and gloves when working with the coolant on your Nitro.
 

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Fix Hose Leaks 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro

Fix Hose Leaks 2007-2011 Dodge Nitro



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The video above shows to fix minor leaks in the coolant hoses in your 2010 Dodge Nitro. The hoses carry engine coolant (which is also known as antifreeze or anti-freeze) through your engine and will eventually wear out. You can avoid getting stranded by identifying signs of extreme wear before they break and fixing minor leaks promptly. In 2010 Nitros with the 4.0 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. In addition to looking for cracks, analyze the brittleness or squishiness of the hoses in your Nitro - if the hoses are hard to squeeze or squeeze very easily, it's time to replace them. The video above shows you where coolant hoses and coolant reservoir on your 2010 Nitro SXT are located and the steps needed to first minor leaks.

Never attempt to replace a hose that is connected to the air conditioner in your Nitro - these hoses contain refrigerant that is under pressure and can blind you. AC problems are always best left to your professional mechanic.
 
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