Q: Coolant leak at front of engine

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I have coolant leaking from the front of my engine block.

Coolant can leak from a variety of places. The only way to be certain is to see exactly where it’s coming from. Large leaks are pretty easy to find. Small leaks may require special tools to locate. Some leaks are steam, some are liquid. Both have a sweet smell are the color is usually yellow or green. The water pump for your engine is mounted to the block on the front. There are also several hoses in the area too. It’s possible a freeze plug rusted through. It is not wise to delay the repair of a coolant leak. Small leaks can turn into large leaks. The engine can be severely damaged by overheating it one time. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can save you time and money by diagnosing and repairing your coolant leak.

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