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Coolant leak have a coolant leak from what appears to be a rubber hose between engine and trans. driver side of trans.

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    runs down back right side of tran

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Looks like a hose poking out bottom of bellhousing? this is more like a plug not sure why they are in there. you have a v6? think you will find your intake is leaking coolant feel around at back of intake and head see if it is wet

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