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What can cause high coolant temp and check engine light

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring, 5 speed manual, with about 145k miles on it. A few weeks ago, after my wife got home from work, we noticed the coolant temp gauge on the dash was fully at high and ...
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Coolant is decreasing (Sonata 2015)

I am in a weird situation. When I drive my car inside the city then the coolant in the reservoir is decreasing but when I am on highway then it remains same. For example yesterday I drove around 150 ...
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Mystery coolant leak that suddenly stopped?

In short: Any ideas why a coolant leak would be sporadic and suddenly not be found during a pressure test? 2020 Jeep Cherokee / 3.2L V6. Had what was almost certainly a coolant leak on Saturday. ...
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Water is running out the front of my car were the radiator is can that be a hose ? 2006 vw beetle

When i put the fluid in it just ran right out
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Threadsealant on radiator fan switch to stop leak?

I've developed a leak from the radiator fan switch and it seems to only be leaking around it and not through it, otherwise it works fine. I've bought a new washer to replace the old one and I'm ...
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2005 Camry Runs Well, doesn't overheat, but coolant disappears

3 times now, in the last 2 weeks, I've added coolant to the reservoir on my 2005 Toyota Camry (125k miles) and after a few minutes of driving, it is gone. The car runs fine. Has never overheated and ...
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Chevrolet cruze´s cursed thermostat housing leak

My father has a chevrolet cruze 2014 that one day decided to start leaking coolant from the thermostat housing. As far as I am concern, it is a fairly common problem in these cars. It has been ...
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Are all these engine problems related?

I have recently had a number of issues with my car's engine, which I suspect could be related but wanted to get some thoughts here on whether they are, and what the root cause could be, before I start ...
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Coolant Reservoir keeps breaking Skoda Rapid

My car is Skoda Rapid 1.6 litre petrol engine, 2013 model. It has ran about 140000 Kilometres. Recently Smoke started coming out of my coolant reservoir and it was leaking not from the cap but from ...
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My radiator is busted in myAcura mdx

I hit a deer and totalled the front of my Acura MDX.it still runs and drives but the radiator has several holes in it and the cooling fans are bent and not working.This is my only car and I have to ...
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2017 Ford Escape

I have a 2017 Ford Escape that's been miss firing in cylinder # 3 at first I thought it was a bad coil so I replaced all of them including all of the spark plugs then it seemed ok for awhile then it ...
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Radiator Leak Fix

2002 Camry LE, 4 Cylinder. My radiator leaks 1-2 drops per second. I’m not exactly sure about the leak position, but it seems to be somewhere between the plastic tank and the metal radiator core, and ...
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Mechanic detected low coolant level in car, says no leaks, could some of it have evaporated slowly over time?

I'm looking to buy a second-hand VW Polo 1.2 TSI, 2015, and with 31K miles on the clock (I'm based in the UK). Car has clean history, never written off and has passed all its MOTs without any ...
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Coolant leak in my 2013 Ford escape

Coolant leak is coming from the torque mount thats connected to the transmission mount. I took the covering off the back to look down at the hoses, could not see a leak.
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2011 VW Golf TDI Possible Coolant Leak

I have a 2011 VW Golf TDI with around 200000 Km and recently (Nov 2022) I noticed a burnt smell in the cabin after driving for five minutes or so. At the same time the cabin is colder than usual and ...
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Coolant leak which just won't quit

Car is 2003 Buick century.one owner now 89. Very Well maintained. I have had all hoses changed. Plus water pump, head gasket and lastly radiator. Still leaks with me getting about a mile from home and ...
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Younger Engine or Head Gasket Replacement?

I have an issue on my engine which maybe can be resolved with ("only") a head gasket replacement (see details here). An alternative to repairing the engine may be to replace it (I found an ...
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Confirming Head Gasket Only Culprit

Model: Mercedes Vito 638 108 CDI, 2.2L, 1999 Mileage: 270,000 Km. My exact question is: Does my head gasket need to be replaced (is this the source of my problem), and is this the ONLY problem ...
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My 2014 dodge journey is leaking coolant in cabin

My 2014 dodge journey is leaking coolant on the driver side floor board and not sure if it's the heater core or what exactly it is
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Losing coolant head gasket been done

I have been loosing coolant since November I have spent so much money on my car fordfusion auto Its had the head gasket done , water pump , thermostat, new radiator, new coolant and cap But I still ...
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2006 Saab 9-3 has white smoke coming from back of engine

I have a 2006 Saab 9-3, V6 that has white smoke with a burning rubber smell, after car runs at 30-40 mph for a few miles. There are no leaks from under the car or visible signs of leakage from the ...
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Metal L shaped coolant line leaking

Hey guys I have an 06 Buick LaCrosse with 145,000 miles. Yesterday after driving my girlfriend to work and sitting in the parking lot for a second my car started overheating like crazy and steam came ...
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Coolant leak at reservoir ... replace anything else?

I have a 2011 Chevy HHR. My coolant reservoir has a leak in it. I went to get my oil changed and I asked the attendant to cap off my coolant reservoir because I saw fluctuations on it. He did and it ...
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Coolant loss on VW, no visible leaks, no combustion leak detected

My 2006 VW Passat 2.0T is losing coolant in the past few months. I have added 2qt distilled water for a 7.6qt system. Less than 1000 miles driven. No visible leaks. No combustion leak detected (...
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2003 Subaru Outback coolant overflowing

I have a 2003 Subaru Outback Put new radiator, new hoses, new housing, new tstat, new belts, new Reservoir and hose and flushed it and it still sprays coolant all over the engine from the Reservoir. ...
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What is this connector piece called coming from radiator?

Hello I have a 1992 F150 5.0L XLT. I noticed a slight coolant leak coming from this hose/connector to the radiator. What is this type of connector piece called that is circled? The end of the coolant ...
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Coolant level stays the same for weeks, then suddenly drops

2009 ranger sport 4x4 - 4.0l v6. I noticed the coolant was low, and not knowing what had previously been in there, I flushed the coolant and filled with an approved coolant for the vehicle. I ran the ...
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Engine oil in Coolant Tank and Coolant overflows

I have not drove my chevrolet spark (Beat in India) 2012 around a month, I started my car and it was fine. After approximately 30 kms, there was some mild sound from bonnet. So, I opened the coolant ...
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My 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is spitting coolant out the overflow tank at the top and causing my car to overheat

My 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander is spitting out coolant at the top of my overflow tank don’t know why. replaced the water pump because it had a slight leak checked the thermostat it worked just fine. Did ...
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Coolant still disappears and overheating after head gasket change

I have a 1997 toyota Tacoma 2wd. I had the head gasket replaced. I'm still loosing coolant. Then I was told to replace the thermostat, still loosing coolant. Someone else told me to replace the ...
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How to check coolant leak in a Jetta

My 2008 2.5L Jetta(in the US) has a coolant leak as I filled the tank to max line a couple of times but it slowly(over hours) went down to the same level in the picture. I don't see any leak on the ...
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Two Questions Regarding Issues With my Subaru SVX Cooling System

I have a 1996 Subaru SVX with a leaking heater core and I wanted to know or confirm two things. First of all, I started the car and allowed it to idle up to warm and fluid levels were normal. I came ...
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Possible coolant leak, hoping for confirmation (2013 Dodge Grand Caravan)

I recently had my thermostat replaced on my 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. I noted some 'spotting' on the drive way a few days after, but with all the snow still lying around, it was hard to tell what ...
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5.7 Hemi coolant leak

I have a 05 Jeep limited with the 5.7 hemi. I have a coolant leak coming from the backside of the engine, and it’s dripping off the fire-wall, I notice there is a house coming up with a clamp. ...
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Head Gasket issue , Coolant burning/mixing in the piston, white mayonnaise substance

I had all the symptoms of a head gasket issue in my Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 ltr (2012) A14XER Engine. Mayonnaise like white/light brown sludge everywhere. Rocker cover, Oil Dipstick, Oil Filler Cap. ...
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Any idea where the leak is coming from?

I have a 98 nissan skyline and its leaking water. 80% sure it is cause no particular smell and it doesnt have any texture but water and its not dark coloured or any colour really, maybe a tinge of ...
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What does radiator water in the cylinder well indicate?

The vehicle was running fine last week. Stood for a few days and then when put under load (flooring it) the 2nd cylinder was found to be misfiring. Popped off the engine cover and removed the 2nd ...
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2006 Toyota Camry radiator issue

By no means am I a vehicle mechanic, but I've learned a lot from dealing with my old '06 Camry. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this appears to be the valve of the radiator that is not fully sealed, ...
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Coolant Leak/Bubbling/Whistling

New here! Will say right off the bat car knowledge isn't my strongest suit but i've been trying to tackle my latest problem. I've got a 2004 Ford Fusion. About a week ago when parking up i noticed a ...
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Coolant Leaks while Engine is Running on 2003 Hummer H2

So this vehicle is leaking coolant. And I couldn't see where the leak was coming from when looking over the hood or under the car, but it looked like it came from the water pump. I got the water pump ...
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Coolant leaking rear of engine/bellhousing area. Head gasket leak?

I have a 1998 GMC Savana with a 5.7L v8. I was losing coolant so I went underneath and saw little droplets near the oil pan. I would park the car for a week and come back and all the coolant would be ...
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03 Blazer 130,000 miles

Hey guys in need for some serious help. After spending 2000 on repairing my 6 MO. Old truck (and not to an acceptable standard), i have a crack down the plastic part that holds in my radiator and im ...
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I have a coolant leak, a big one, but my car isnt overheating... whats wrong?

Okay, so i have a 2010 impala. Recently i had a very slow drip of coolant from my vehicle. It slowly started to worsen. I got a bottle of kseal and put that into my vehicle, it stopped the leak outta ...
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Coolant leak in volkswagen polo 3

Like the title says, I have an old polo 3 - maybe 20 some years old. It runs on unleaded fuel.The problem is that I keep having to refill it with cooling liquid once every two days, sometimes even ...
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Coolant vs. air fuel ratio or O2 sensor

If there's a trace of coolant getting into the cylinder combustion chamber what would the effect be on the AFR or O2 sensors fitted to the exhaust pipe? I'm guessing zirconium sensors would read rich ...
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Oil / Coolant Leaking and Mixing. Low pressure. No CEL. Intake Manifold Gasget?? - '09 Chevy Malibu

Alright guys, the Malibu is back! Issue: Wife was driving. Oil pressure light came on. Pulled over. Car wouldn't start for next 10 minutes. Then started right up, and made it home (Light was gone). ...
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2008 sentra coolant system

The overflow tank stays full. The heater only blows cold. I don't think it's thermostat (doesn't overheat until fluid drains out). I don't think it's the water pump (the leak is from the driver side) ...
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Coolant level drop in new Bajaj Dominar 2019 UG

In Bajaj Dominar 2019 UG, the coolant level was a little below midline between min and max when it was purchased but after running around 200 Kms, I noticed that it's at Min level now. Though it ...
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Switching engine coolant with similar properties oil

I was wondering why specific coolants or distilled water is used as a heat transfer liquid for engine cooling instead of just using a separate oil circuit with some type of oil as a heat transfer ...
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Coolant disappearing

I have a VW transporter and I cannot for the life of me work out where the water is disappearing to. I have to fill it up every 30-40 minutes and there’s no visible leaking anywhere. It’s got to be ...
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