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Antifreeze dripping from the gasket around bottom of engine

Looking under the engine from the very bottom, there is a gasket that makes a 360 degree path. Not square, not oval. Maybe 30 inches long. I'm sure that is where the antifreeze mixture is coming from. It is not dripping down the side from a hose or the radiator. But, I don't know what that could be except the oil pan?

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Sounds like a blown head gasket they were really bad for blowing. Check your dipstick if the oil is light brown or white or water on it its a blown head gasket. not a cheap fix

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SOURCE: antifreeze is leaking from the bottom of the engine

Likely what you are looking at is where the coolant is dripping, not where it's coming from. I have no idea why if you have an external leak, that it somehow is getting back inside there to get into the oil.(pretty much impossible)
Best guess is that you have a bad water pump that is beginning to leak. If in fact you have coolant in your engine oil as you say you do, most likely cause for that is a blown cylinder head gasket.
If you actually have no idea what is going on there, have a good shop look at it. Leaks lead to overheating which can cost you an engine.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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SOURCE: coolant leak from left side of engine block running down oil pan.

when you say left side are we talking passanger side or drivers side if drivers side which is my guess most likely your waterpump seal is leaking

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 93 Dodge Grand Caravan antifreeze leak/drip

check it out,sounds like a waterpump ,but it could be anything,you must be using 100% to withstand -30 celcius where are you alaska??

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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SOURCE: im losing anti freeze i looked under the car and

If the engine is the same as the 2002 Impala 3.8L engine, the problem is most likely cracked connectors where the coolant enters the engine block. There are two L-shaped plastic connectors that connect the coolant lines through the metal block attached to the tensioner arm to the engine block. Common problem and parts are available from the dealer for under $20, but takes several hours of disassembling and specific torque specs. Just replaced mine over the summer.

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SOURCE: coolant leak radiator and hoses good. noticed leak

no hoses, but possibly a corroded freeze plug. If so, drain radiator, remove plug with screwdriver and pliers. Take to parts store to get correct replacement. Clean engine hole, coat new plug edge liberally with form a gasket, install using a socket on an extension and a hammer--make sure it goes in square--not cocked. Refill radiator and take a joy ride :-)

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leaks tell you hey,IM busted fix me now.


don't burn up the engine with ignored leaks,
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well if you are running 50% antifreeze its good,
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5: now leaks happen when under pressure,(failed system)
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this is an inline 6, one of the more easy engine
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those are external leaks , internal a whole other long story.

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Probaly your water pump is leaking and it's leaking to where it makes you think it's coming from somewhere else,wip up good,then drive around the block,and check it out and follow leak.Here's a link in case your water pump sprung a leak in fall.http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?fromSearchPage=true&pageId=0996b43f8036e84f&partName=Removal+%26+Installation&partId=0996b43f8036e84f

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