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Car won't start after driving without the cap on the antifreeze.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, antifreeze getting on the alternator would not keep the engine from turning over unless the battery was low. The alternator could have been compromised by the antifreeze, if your vehicle was driven...
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overheating
You seem to be indicating there is a leak, possibly a coolant leak. If so, the leak point(s) in the cooling system should be identified in a leak diagnostic and thence repaired. If perhaps the leak relates to the water...
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There's a hose under the top radiator hose that seems to be leaking antifreeze. What hose is that and is it an easy fix?
Hi there. Usually the hose that's directly under the top radiator hose is a return surge tank hose; typically coming from the radiator overflow coolant reservoir. Since winter is coming around soon, the best way to diagnose a coolant leak...
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I added green antifreeze to my car when it had red in it before. Would mixing the two cause a problem with the intake gasket?
It is not advisable to mix coolant types. Over time, a chemical reaction happens between them. This can cause corrosion issues, and the mixture can begin to gel, clogging small coolant passages in components such as the radiator, intake manifold,...
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Losing antifreeze
Hi there. You could be losing antifreeze in either the combustion cylinders or the engine valley. Inspect the spark plugs for signs of antifreeze entering the cylinder. If there is an intake manifold leak or any other leak that could...
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Is this problem the thermostat or blown head gasket?
Hey there. Test to see if the head gasket is blown the cooling system will need to be pressurized using a cooling system pressure tester to put pressure on the cooling system to see if it holds pressure. If it...
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There is a leak in the antifreeze area. We put pepper and water in it so it wouldn't overheat, now the area around the battery is smoking.
There could be a loose connection to the battery or a wire around the battery compartment, and coolant is leaking onto the wires making them short to ground. For the coolant leak, get some dye and put it into the...
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My vehicle is leaking anti-freeze like crazy and I have no heater
It sounds like you may have some coolant that is leaking out, causing the motor to overheat. Or, you could have a bad thermostat or a faulty cooling fan relay that is causing the motor to overheat which is then...
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My car overheated with smoke coming out, I found antifreeze all over the engine and the temperature gauge was high
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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I poured antifreeze in my car and it's still blowing out cold air when I turn the heater on
Hello. There are a couple of things to check here. When the antifreeze was added, was the cooling system thoroughly bled (with the heater turned to "Max" heat and fan? There could be air bubbles in the engine or heater...
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Car wont start - 2001 Nissan Sentra
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 2001 Nissan Sentra to overheat, be low on coolant, and now have starting trouble. The first problem is the vehicle being low on coolant, either there is a leak in the...
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Coolant spraying everywhere under hood near engine block.
Hi there. If you're having a large amount of coolant spraying under the left side of the engine of your Honda Accord, it's most likely caused by a ruptured coolant line; possibly a bypass hose or the heater core hose....
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The cooling mood on my 2007 chevy cobalt came on out of nowhere. I had a guy pour antifreeze in and it was okay until yesterday.
Hi there. Check the coolant level to see if there is any coolant in the radiator. If there is no coolant in the radiator, then fill up the radiator with water and perform a pressure test. Check to see where...
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We can't drive our van very far
That odor is characteristic of an anti-freeze leak. The leak could be within the cabin, at the heater core, or in the engine compartment and the fumes are simply being drawn into the cabin. To resolve it promptly, the service...
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My coolant reservoir is empty and coolant is splattered over my engine
Driving a car with "zero" coolant will destroy the engine within minutes. Even after a coolant leak, though, you have some coolant in the engine and water can sometimes be added to enable one to drive a "short" distance as...
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My temperature gauge goes to hot fast and white smoke starts rolling out from under the hood
Based on your description it sounds like your engine is overheating. Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of...
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Leaking coolant onto belt
It sounds like you have a leak accompanied by overheating. From what you have described though, it is unclear if the overheating is being caused by the coolant leak (low coolant can cause overheating) or the two are just simply...
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Washer fluid in coolant
Hello. Just a little washer fluid in your coolant system should not have any harmful effects, but it will be a good idea to flush the coolant system to keep the coolant in optimum condition and it is a great...
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i put in coolant about a week ago it was low so i went to add more and noticed that it was pink and not the same color
Hello. There are also some Universal coolants which change color to match any coolant. However your coolant would change color if it's blended with the wrong coolant type. I believe what happened is the coolant which came in your vehicle...
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What kind of oil should I use, being that I have a lot of miles on it
You should only use 5w20w motor oil and Toyota long life antifreeze in this car. Just because the engine has high miles you should not change any of the recommended fluids for the vehicle.

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