Question about 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
The radiator fluid keeps going low, no puddles underneat, no hoses leaking, water not in the oil. It takes a half a gallon a week
Half a gallon a week? Bad for the car, bad for the pocketbook.
Have a shop do a pressure test of your coolant system to check for leaks. You might also want a block test where they check for exhaust gases getting into the coolant system-maybe your coolant is getting into a cylinder and burning off. How does the car run? any white smoke out the exhaust? Or signs of overheating?
That's kind of a worst-case scenario (head gasket problem, or cylinder head problem), but that's an awful lot of coolant loss, and it's got to be going somewhere.
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Put a large piece of light paper under the cars or truck motor area and let it set overnight. In the morning see what color the fluid is. Put your finger in the fluid that has leaked if any is there and see if it feels like water or oil. Coolant could be orange or green depending on the type you use. Coolant can sometimes be confused with transmission fluid. Check the water hoses that go into the dashboard for leaks. Also check for dampness on the passenger side of the front seat on the carpet area. If it is wet it is your heater coil that has a leak. Hope this hopes.
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