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Old 03-17-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Got a coolant leak

Hey guys, as you can see I got some bad news. The other day was getting on the high way and I was getting her up to high way speeds and then white smoke everywhere. Luckily the temp gauge was staying normal (stock gauge). So I drove maybe a mile and pulled in to a parking lot. There was a lot of coolant coming out on to the ground like middle engine like where the tranny meets the motor. There is no coolant leaking from the radiator area, and when you start the car no white smoke out the tail pipes. I have tried locating something easy like a disconnected hose but I havnt had any luck. I have not had anytime to do any major searching, there was a recent death in the family. So if you guys have any idea on where to start looking or any sort of help I would appreciate it.



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Standard or auto tranamission
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If it's auto there are coolant lines that run from radiator to tranny and that could be where your problem is as they are pressurized...... And pray it's not a cracked block
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Nope it's a standard, let's hope and pray it's not that . When I have the free time and better weather I will crawl under there and check it out. Thank you for the help
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I have a leak in the same spot mine was a freeze plug not sure if you car has them in the same spot and the lines that go from the rad to the tranny dont have coolant in them its atf
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I have a leak in the same spot mine was a freeze plug not sure if you car has them in the same spot and the lines that go from the rad to the tranny dont have coolant in them its atf

What motor do you have? And mine is a 5 speed so it doesn't have those lines anyways.
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What motor do you have? And mine is a 5 speed so it doesn't have those lines anyways.

Well i have a 68.... With a l6 haha but almost all engines iv seem has a freeze plug in between the engine and tranny
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Well i have a 68.... With a l6 haha but almost all engines iv seem has a freeze plug in between the engine and tranny

Ooooo alright I will have to look In to that too. I don't see many wet spots on the motor just a Little on the firewall and tranny and undercarriage.
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Ooooo alright I will have to look In to that too. I don't see many wet spots on the motor just a Little on the firewall and tranny and undercarriage.

Well for your sake i hope its not that! Its a real pita to fix it
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Well for your sake i hope its not that! Its a real pita to fix it

Oooo damn really? Well it's better then a cracked block. Where is it usually located?
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Oooo damn really? Well it's better then a cracked block. Where is it usually located?

Well iv always seen them under the bellhousing so you would have to drop the tranny to get to it
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Damn well thank you for the info. Is there a way to test if it Is bad before dropping the tranny?
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Damn well thank you for the info. Is there a way to test if it Is bad before dropping the tranny?
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Oooo damn really? Well it's better then a cracked block. Where is it usually located?

Well iv always seen them under the bellhousing so you would have to drop the tranny to get to it
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You can get a pressurizer. Hooks to the top of the radiator, then it has like a tire pump on it. You pump it and watch where it leaks. Of course you wanna get about 20-25 psi outta it but if you have a major leak like a freeze plug your going to want someone pumping it for you constantly while you get under the car and watch where it's leaking.

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Fill the radiator with just plain water too.

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Thanks guys ended up being the heat hoses where pretty messed up.
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