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1997 achieva ... Coolant Leak below engine

I have to fill my car with 2 gallons of water a day. I have replaced the top hose but I cannot see if the bottom hose has a leak or if its just the water pump. What tips would you have to figuring this out? I dont want to take her to a shop because she has many more problems than that and I am rebuilding another vehicle to replace her. I just need a few more months out of her.


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  • lizard_mama9 Oct 09, 2008

    The only problem with that is my engine is a resiviour only. I used the green antifreeze today and it will drip from the bottom, but i can't see from where because the oil pan is in the way. The hose dissappears on the other side, but i can't see where it ends and I can't see the water pump!! Does it help that I put in water/coolant today with the engine cold and it was not turned on and water automatically leaked from the same location?

    I am hoping for a hose, but i have a feeling its the pump!



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Drain water and put green anti freeze in so you can find the leak a lot could also put a little dish washing liquid in the radiator put the radiator cap back on and see where the bubbles come from

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    tony yeatman Oct 12, 2008

    Thanx for replying back.Sorry its not a simple or cheap fix



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