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Q: Car running hot; won't keep coolant

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My car is running hot and won't keep coolant.

A: Coolant leaks are serious problems because ...

Coolant leaks are serious problems because the entire cooling system pressurizes as it gets hot. There are many possible sources: radiator, water pump failure, heater hoses, freeze or expansion plugs in the block. I would suggest hiring a top-rated mobile mechanic to come to your home or office to diagnose the leak and inspect the entire cooling system.

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