Orange Crust Formation Due to Leak at Coolant Bleeder Valve on Dodge Stratus

For the sedan trim only, Coolant can leak at the coolant bleeder valve and is usually evident because of an orange crust formation on the housing. A revised bleeder and housing is available to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 130,833 (93,000–230,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6, V6
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
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2003 Dodge Stratus - 2.7L V6 100,000 mi,
Engine coolant seeps out around hairline crack in bleeder valve housing. Got replacement part, but not yet installed.
2005 Dodge Stratus - 2.7L V6 115,000 mi,
the problem has happened to me twice now
2004 Dodge Stratus - 2.7L V6 95,000 mi,
leak at bleeder valve with orange crust
Orange crust due to leak at coolant bleeder valve.