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Q: Oil and coolant leak

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My car is leaking oil and coolant.

Hi. Your vehicle can be leaking from numerous locations. I would start by performing a pressure test on the cooling system. This test uses a dedicated tool to pressurize the cooling system and pinpoint the leak. To address the oil leak, I would clean the engine off and add dye to the crankcase. The dye will help identify the origin of the leak. A trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can inspect the oil and coolant leaks to determine where exactly it is leaking.

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