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2002 freelander coolant leak

I have a coolant leak in my 2002 freelander. with a pressure test..when the car is off the coolant system maintains pressure. When the car is running with the pressure test coolant leaks coming from somewhere below both sides of engine area. t-stat? any ideas?

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  • donddryk May 11, 2010

    What is the engine...? L-series, td4, k-1.8, k-v6...?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Coolant is gone by the next day .I have put in a jugs a day where could the coolant be going so fast

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I have a 2005 Grand Voyager 2,8 diesel that suddenly overheated and coolant was leaking out on the right side behind the engine where three pipes run. After cooling down and filling in new water the leaking continued even without starting the engine. Filling up again a couple of times, closing all heating and running the engine for some time mysteriously stopped the quite big leak. Now a mechanic has checked and pressurized the cooling system a now leak is to be found.

    Have anyone any idea what has caused this because now I feel very unsecure to go on any longer trips?



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My coolant leaked out and on top there is a large hard plastic container, I had to replace it, that stopped my coolant leak.

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