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Replace water pump
Hello. If your vehicle is leaking antifreeze, especially at the water pump, then I would stop driving the vehicle and get it repaired as soon as possible. An engine leaking at the water pump is likely to overheat quickly, which...
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What would make antifreeze come out of a tail pipe after a water pump was replaced?
Hello. If there is antifreeze coming from the tailpipe then there is a serious issue with the engine. A water pump replacement would not cause this to occur. This means that coolant is entering the engine and it making its...
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Car keeps overheating and losing antifreeze. Thermostat and hoses are all fine. What else could it be?
Hi. I believe your Hyundai has a blown head gasket. This failure mode may not contaminate engine oil with coolant as sometimes occurs. The lost coolant may go into the cylinder or the exhaust instead. A slightly sweet smell from...
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Can my antifreeze leak be linked to my transmission problem?
Hi there. You will need to first find the coolant leak and address the leak and get it fixed. The engine may overheat and cause even more problems. The transmission or engine misfires could be from the coolant leak if...
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There is an antifreeze leak on the passenger side that occurs when the vehicle is on for a long period of time
I would introduce UV leak detection dye into the system, pressurize the system while cold, and leave the system under pressure overnight (the pressure will slowly bleed off somewhat but such will not affect the test). If there is any...
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What does it mean when orange stuff leaks from the radiator? 2004 Chevrolet Impala
Good question and thank your for asking. The orange fluid leaking from your radiator is your antifreeze. You will need to find where it is leaking. If you would like a professional technician to inspect your coolant system leak, I...
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A lot of fluid came out from the front of my car. I think there is a problem with the radiator.
The leaking fluid could be from your radiator. The radiator is at the front of your car and contains antifreeze or coolant. Any damage to the radiator can cause a loss of antifreeze or coolant. In addition, the radiator hoses...
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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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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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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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