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Engine making noise and leaking coolant but not overheating

My engine is leaking coolant but it isn't over heating. And there is a belt on the left side when you are looking into the engine that is rubbing and it has been replaced not even a year ago. Also whenever I turn a little to much it makes a really loud noise. And the a/c doesn't work and we even tried recharging it and it still doesn't work.

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    Liv Snow Dec 04, 2008

    thank you I will check on those things

  • JDWillie Mar 19, 2009

    antifreeze level drops slowly - no overheating & no evidence of external leaks

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Check the a/c belt...if it is leaking coolent but not over heating it could be you heater core leaking..

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