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Cooling system my 2003 Sante fe had its themostat go. It overheated. Had steam coming from it but it was only driven for about 2km before being stopped and turned off. The next day the thermostat was changed. But when it was refilled with coolant we found it was draining out somewhere. After checking extensivly, we found a hole near the bottom of the engine on the passenger side but almost facing the front of the engine....just about 4-6 inches above the A/C compressor. Is it a blown frost plug or a sensor hole of some sort. The coolant just pours out it when refilled. Its about the size of a Bic pen in diameter.

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That hole is in the water pump its an inspection hole if were talking about the same area the watert pump must be replaced

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