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HELP Our pickup has a couple of problems. It keeps saying low coolant. We fill it abour every 3 days and it is not leaking on the ground. We took it to our mechanic and no one can find out where the coolan=t is going. Also now it has a ticking noise that is terribly loud when you first start it and stops when it gets warmend up. We have exhausted any options that we can think of. Please help.

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Coolant that goes down, but is not leaking visibly (check for puddles after parking), is probably a head gasket problem. Have u been checking the oil level? Is it going up, or not using as much as before? This is usually an indication of a bad head gasket, which allows the coolant to leak into the oil. The ticking noise can actually be the head gasket also. As the vehicle warms up, things expand, and any leak in the head gasket will close up and the ticking noise will not be noticeable. As time goes on, the 'ticking' will last longer, and get worse. Have u noticed if this ticking is lasting longer than when u 1st heard it? Let me know how u make out. countrycurt0

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