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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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Toyota Prius 2013 (XW30) Coolant Expansion Tank Black Plug

Recently a friend of mine got used Toyota Prius 2013. And after driving it for a few days he noticed that the coolant is below the minimum. Topped it up but few days later it's gone again. It seems ...
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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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2002 Kia Sportage leak

Anyone knows why my 200 KIA Sportage leak fluid coolant inside my car on the passenger side looks like coming through the heater on the floor. Have to put something there to keep it from soaking my ...
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Can I leave a coolant leak for a month if I won't be driving my car?

Yesterday I found a leak under my car and the coolant is very low. I won't be driving my car for 4-6 weeks because of an operation. Am I able to hold off getting the leak fixed until after that ...
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2001 Ford Taurus Leaking Coolant

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus that leaks coolant when driving. The car can be idling, and I can rev the engine, but it won't leak coolant then. Only when I'm driving. The coolant hits some hot part of the ...
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Tried running a block tester twice, coolant got into the tube

I read the instructions. I used a turkey blaster to remove the coolant from the radiator hose. The first time, while I was pumping it, it seemed to be going as advetised until the coolant got in, so I ...
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Changed thermostat but the need to top the coolant up every few days

I have a Nissan March (Micra) 2003 and I had a thermostat problem (was jammed) and my friend changed it for me almost 9 months ago. Ever since then, I need to top up the water every few days. If I'm ...
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Properly diagnose coolant leak after head gasket repair?

I bought a BMW E46 330Ci (M54 3.0L Engine) that was not properly maintained. It was leaking coolant and sputtering white smoke and water from the engine (didn't sound smooth). Coolant pipes were also ...
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How can I remove a broken plastic piece from a coolant box?

A little piece attached to a hose broke inside some coolant box Related question. The thing is plastic and the box is metal, I have seeing some questions and videos on how to remove headless bolts and ...
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What is this thing called and what is the correct hose order f150?

A few months ago this little box started leaking coolant (the green stuff), i took it to the mechanic to repair, charge me for it but apparently did nothing because continue leaking (just a few drops ...
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Nissan Versa 2007 Coolant Change Problem

So I changed my coolant, online it said I need 6 ltr but it only took 5 and that was including filling the overflow tank to the max level, I had it jacked one side high and tried to burp it. I took it ...
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High coolant pressure on 2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650 hot day

I live in Las Vegas, the other day on the way home from work it was about 100 degrees out. I got on the freeway and there was a big traffic jam. I spent between 20-30 minutes mostly idling and just ...
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Possible coolant leak?

Over the course of the last 6000km on my FZ8 motorcycle I have noticed a small coolant level drop. I estimated the volume has dropped about 100cc. My motorcycle engine has reached 18.000km ...
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Honda Civic Si 2006 coolant leak

I have a coolant leak under the oil pan. I tried tracing up but could not locate any hose nearby with any problems. The heat of the engine burns up coolant and the smell goes out from the hood. It ...
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94 Chevy k1500 5.7L coolant gushing

I have coolant gushing out of the bell by the firewall. I replaced the heater core (luckily very easy in this truck). There are no leaks other than from that peep hole. Not on the floor boards and not ...
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Low coolant level and high engine oil in VW

I have a 1.5 year old (mileage ~7000km) Volkswagen Vento with 1.6 MPI Petrol engine. Recently I noticed that my coolant level was below minimum and my engine oil level was higher than the max on the ...
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What is causing Mazda 3 overheating and cold heater?

I have a 2006 Mazda 3 s with 167,000 miles. The engine is overheating and the heater stops blowing warm air soon after starting the car. I replaced the thermostat to no avail. I took it to a radiator ...
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Coolant Level Drop

I have a 2013 VW CC 2.0 TSI. I have noticed a slight and continuous drop in the Coolant Level within the expansion tank, unfortunately no trace is found on the floor. I happened to go underneath the ...
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1999 Sebring Jxi: coolant boiling and leaking

I drive a 1999 Sebring Jxi convertible. About a week ago, my car overheated and puddled antifreeze. I have been keeping a close eye on it ever since. On warm days, it leaks a lot more antifreeze, but ...
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Is it possible our new tire fitting has had something do with leaking coolant?

We just got front passenger tire replaced on jeep Cherokee and now car is losing coolant like crazy. We have looked under the hood & looks like the damage is in this same area. There was no leak ...
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Car suddenly stops accelerating and overheat indicator comes on

Vehicle: Skoda Fabia TDI 1.2L diesel While driving back home, the car suddenly stopped accelerating and the RPM was stuck at 1000, even when I applied more gas. Immediately after, the overheat ...
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Coolant fluid being consumed up fast (1.5 liters in just two to three days)

My friend owns a VW Golf Mk4 1.6 SR year 1998. Recently he is having issues with the coolant fluid being consumed up really fast, approximately 1.5 liters in just two to three days. The first thing ...
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Diagnosing Head Gasket Leak: Coolant bubbles, but doesn't squirt

According this video when the coolant squirts, while the cap is of and the engine is running, this is an indication for a leaking head gasket. I have tried this method on my car and have somewhat ...
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Would pressure testing indicate leaks from the coolant hoses?

If you do a pressure check, would bad coolant / radiator hoses cause the test to fail? I have had 2 mechanics trying to figure out why I am losing cooling fluid. Pressure test didn't turn out any ...
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Coolant leaking badly

tl;dr: The coolant is just pouring out of the bottom of the front of the car (2007 Pontiac Wave) as fast as it goes in. This started in the winter, after the car suddenly got very slow and then steam ...
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Disconnected sensor harness and car is now leaking coolant. Related?

A mechanic replaced BMW X3 2008 cracked coolant reservoir. Car was running fine for several months. Recently "low coolant level" light came back on. I refilled it with more coolant. However, now it ...
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How bad is it to drive very short distances with little to no coolant

I have a 2004 Ford Focus I bought cheap around September. I used the A/C like once or twice but mainly used the windows as I preferred it driving through town. One day I tried to use the A/CC again ...
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Heater core failed for the second time

I have Volvo 850 and the heater core is leaking... again. The same thing happened 3 or 4 years ago. Is there some design issue that is causing this to happen repeatedly? If so, any long-term fix?
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GM 3.5L V6, what is this coolant intake part called?

I am refering to the black plastic piece with the two bolts. The o-ring in the block has failed and is leaking. I cannot figure out what the part is called, therefore I am having a hard time finding ...
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Part no: coolant flange/elbow

I have an '04 1.2L 16v Renault Clio Dynamique with a leaking coolant flange/elbow where the lower coolant line connects to the water pump. You can see where flange is in relation to the pump and ...
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Steam and leaking coolant (Subaru Impreza Outback 2006)

I drove about 5 miles today and right when I stopped at home (luckily), my car started steaming and coolant had pooled on my driveway. A decent amount had leaked, but I still have plenty in the ...
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How often to put water in coolant

Is it ok to put water in coolant? I live in a tropical country in Burma and i wonder if its ok to put water in a coolant? Also my coolant water fluid does drain every week. Is my coolant functioning ...
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Mechanics diagnosis of overheating problem

My daughter in law took her Jeep in because it was overheating. Jeep dealer told her it was the thermostat and also that the overflow was leaking onto the radiator and that because of that her ...
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Can a long road trip cause a loss of engine coolant?

I went on a long road trip not long ago and just recently my car told me to check the coolant level. I checked the level and it was low, however I can't find any signs of a leak. Could the level be ...
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Ford F-150 engine overheats

My Ford F-150 started to overheat really fast after the last hard freeze we had. There is definitely a coolant leak by the manifold, but I am thinking it is a hose because that's where most the ...
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50/50 Coolant mixing

I just replaced my radiator today and decided to refill it with coolant concentrate and mix in water myself. Instead of mixing the stuff properly before hand, I poured in 1/2 gal. of water directly ...
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Stuck in catch-22 trying to fix radiator leak

I'm trying to use a stop-leak solution to fix a leak in the radiator, but I'm stuck in a catch-22. The stop-leak instructions say to flush the coolant system if it is dirty or clogged. I don't know ...
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My mechanic can't find my car's coolant leak even after a pressure test. What's the next step?

My car is leaking coolant onto the garage floor under the radiator, but my mechanic couldn't find the leak even with a pressure test. He said it held pressure for 20 minutes. So he replaced the ...
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Identifying Source of Coolant Leak on 1996 Chevy G10 Van

I have a 96 Chevy G10/Express 1500 van with 5.0 engine. In an effort to attempt diagnosing some driveability problems, I removed the dog house/engine cover. Quite quickly, I noticed a puddle/build-up ...
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Audi A3 blowing white smoke and leaking coolant

I recently bought an Audi A3 2.0 TDI and after a couple of days I realised that it has a coolant leak. I can see where the coolant is leaking too. It looks like its coming from the coolant bottle ...
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2008 VW Beetle water pump maybe

She let it get very hot! When my husband got there, it was very smokey under the hood! We pulled it home and it sat for a few days. When you put water in the reservoir, it drains out immediately on ...