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Q: Coolant leaking and engine hot

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The coolant is leaking, and the engine gets hot fast.

Coolant leaks can originate from dozens of places. The only way to determine exactly where the leak is coming from is to perform a cooling system pressure test. This procedure pressurizes the cooling system to make the leak visible. Lack of coolant can cause engine overheating and subsequent engine damage, so I recommend you don’t drive this vehicle until it is fixed. I suggest you have a trained professional come to you to run a diagnostic inspection of your coolant leak, and recommend the best path to repair. YourMechanic is an excellent option since we make house calls.

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