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Old 12-06-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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Leaking coolant

Hi guys just came to my car and saw a river of fluid on the drive way. And out of curiosity I checked my coolant fluid level and it was all gone i fill it back up with back up coolant I had I moved the car forward and backward an boom all gone


Update: Seems to be leaking from a bracket. Is this even possible?
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Old 12-06-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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Seems to be leaking from that black hole at the bottom of the pic. Any idea what this is/ could be??? I'm stranded


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Old 12-06-2015, 09:33 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2015, 10:41 PM   #4
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That's from the front left of the car at the bottom


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Old 12-07-2015, 12:46 AM   #5
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The lower radiator hose maybe. Or perhaps the radiator.
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:49 AM   #6
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The hoses are fine. It's literally leaking from the bracket which I don't see how it's possible


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It's not possible.

How about the the hose connecting the coolant reservoir to the radiator? Or the coolant reservoir itself?
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:59 AM   #8
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It's leaking from the bottom.my dad has some blue devil I'm going to try that tomorrow
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:04 AM   #9
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Pull the radiator put a water hose to it and watch where it leaks from lol or leave it on and leave he hoses connected, unbolt it and lift it where you can see the bottom then put water thru it


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Get a flashlight and telescoping inspection mirror to track exactly where that leak is coming from. You might think it's coming from that bracket but in all honesty, it could be leaking from somewhere higher up and just falling/dripping on that part giving it the appearance it is the culprit.

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Old 12-07-2015, 09:17 AM   #11
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It was dark I'm going to be checking agaim


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It leaks when the car is off as well while it's not even running


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It's not possible.



How about the the hose connecting the coolant reservoir to the radiator? Or the coolant reservoir itself?

Neither. I think it might be the radiator


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It looks like it's leaking from the tank where the aluminum crimps to the plastic.


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I already bought the radiator but it was all over in the top part to so I just went ahead and bought it


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Did you upgrade while you were at it.


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I already bought the radiator but it was all over in the top part to so I just went ahead and bought it


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Once these aluminum/plastic radiators start leaking, they cannot be repaired like the copper radiators of years gone by... They must be replaced.
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Did you upgrade while you were at it.


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Sadly no I had no time to waste so I just went with the autozone radiator not really sure what kind it is.


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Once these aluminum/plastic radiators start leaking, they cannot be repaired like the copper radiators of years gone by... They must be replaced.

I replaced today. Now I'm getting white smoke during out of the exhaust ??? What can this be??


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Is there white smoke even after the engine is completely up to operating temperature and after you have driven around for a while?
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Sounds like burning off coolant to me.


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Sounds like burning off coolant to me.


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It only did for a few minutes after I turned it on. I hadn't turned it on for a few days so could it be that?


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Yes. It was probably just the normal condensation that collects in the exhaust system.
Make sure that you"burp" the air out of the cooling system by squeezing up and down the upper radiator hose. Then top off the reservoir to the full line and keep an eye on it for a few days.
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Yes. It was probably just the normal condensation that collects in the exhaust system.

Make sure that you"burp" the air out of the cooling system by squeezing up and down the upper radiator hose. Then top off the reservoir to the full line and keep an eye on it for a few days.

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