1998 Concorde started smoking heavily, died and seemed to have blownsomething up.

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by AFX, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. AFX

    AFX Guest

    I was driving the car when it started smoking heavily so I pulled
    over, the temp was fine but then the car sputtered pulling into the
    parking spot and died, also some weird fluid seemed to be leaking but
    well get to that later.

    I didnt know exactly what it was so I started checking fluids and
    heres what gets me and might be a clear indicator to the problem, the
    cold fill on the radiator is empty, engine fluid is low to empty and
    the transmission fluid seems to be empty (I didnt see any dark red on
    the dipstick)

    The engine compartment is really wet (and clean) on the bottom right
    drivers side of the car, the rest is dry so I assume something blew
    "up" into the hood hitting the engine and smoking but I cant recognize
    this liquid.

    The radiator seems to be intact which is the only thing I know oil,
    trans fluid and coolant run through that could blow up and leak all of

    Is it game over for the car?

    Any help is appreciated!

    Here is a pic of what was under the car.

    AFX, Mar 15, 2008
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    damnnickname Guest

    An engine size may get you alittle more help!!

    Glennm Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    damnnickname, Mar 17, 2008
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    kmath50 Guest

    Yes. That would be helpful. If you have the 2.7 V6, you may have
    experienced the effects of it becoming sludged up.

    Many 1998 - 2001 LH cars with the 2.7 had this problem.

    kmath50, Mar 17, 2008
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    AFX Guest

    I dont believe it seized, it was a little hard getting into the spot
    (it was on an incline) but it started up just fine. My dad said
    probably a head gasket but it was odd because the car didnt overheat
    and wasnt over reved.
    AFX, Mar 17, 2008
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    AFX Guest

    Oh and I have a 3.2L LHS
    AFX, Mar 17, 2008
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    Steve Guest

    It COULD be a head gasket, but the 3.2 isn't known for doing that. It
    could have been any one of a number of pressurized coolant hoses that
    blew out. Could also be a radiator end tank blowing off the core, or
    just the seam popping open.

    Time for real diagnosis, not guesswork.
    Steve, Mar 19, 2008
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