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Overheating Yesterday, coolant begin to leak. It emptied the reservoir. Car overheated within a mile of driving. No problems prior this. Filled coolant tank with 50/50 antifreeze. Tried to drive but its overheating within a mile and this time it only lost a little coolant. Temperature dropped on dashboard to the lowest the check engine light came on. Our odometer reads done when checking codes. We just replaced the coolant tank a year ago. Would it need replaced again? What else could it be? I'm in Tucson and the weather is crazy right now 50s at night/morning and 90s during the day. If that makes a difference.

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  • Tom Chichester Nov 01, 2012

    Coolant began to leak from where? The "reservoir"?

  • Evan McIntosh Nov 01, 2012

    We thought a hose but just found out it was an o'ring near the water pump. Sorry I know little about cars.....I was told part is like $1 and the labor approximately four hours. Seems crazy?

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The small things can a big issues. you are like you do not blow the head gasket or engine from over heating

Posted on Nov 01, 2012

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First thing you need to do is zero in on where the coolant is leaking out,and where oil is going. Sure sounding like a head gasket, or worse. What engine& mileage?

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water pump if at front of motor or hoses

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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Replace the bad radiator hose first.  Second- get you special formulated anti-freeze dye from the auto store and pour it into the radiator.  Third- make sure you got all the air pockets out of your system, cause the coolant system won't work with air pockets in it.  Fourth- Check for leaks by looking for the colored dye.  If it's not the radiator hose, then could possibly be a pin hole in your radiator.  Would suggest replacing all the radiator hoses at the same time while you got the coolant system disconnected, cause you don't want to have to come back and replace another hose in a few months.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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