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Q: Car leaking and overheating.

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Recently, I had a leak fixed in my car. It has started leaking coolant again and is overheating.

The engine in your vehicle is well known for having coolant leaks from the elbows at the belt tensioner. However, there are many places coolant can leak from. The best way to pinpoint a coolant leak is by performing a cooling system pressure test. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can perform this test for you using dedicated equipment.

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