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Q: Water and antifreeze leak

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When I put water or antifreeze in the radiator, the fluid leaks out.

A: First, check where the leak is when you pou...

First, check where the leak is when you pour in the fluid. This could be a cracked radiator, by the way you describe it. I recommend having a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, check your vehicle out and diagnose the leak.

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