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Take it to an accredited radiator shop and have the system pressure tested ' could be a cracked plastic radiator tank leaking under pressure
Posted on May 06, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes, after 9 years it needs to be recharged. Have a shop with a good reputation do it. Dont go cheap. It should hooked up to a machine so you can see how much leaked out,and test for leaks. shouldnt be more than $100
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
original issue sounded like thermostat but now that you have lost power i would have to say thermostat, blown head gasket, and warped head
to check thermostat find and remove place in pot of boiling water the see if it opens, then to ice water to check if closes.
the only way i know to check headgasket and head is to check oil and water. oil will have water in it, and water iw have oil in it
Posted on May 04, 2009
sounds more like the thermostat may be failing. generally a water pump starts leaking out of the "weep" hole in the casting before it quits. just look at the front of the water pump for a greenish streak or an obvious leak.
if you also suspect you heater core may be getting plugged now would be a good time to back flush it to get rid of some of the gunk.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
SOURCE: Coolant Leak
rear cylinder block core plug its behind the bell housing.It has been caused by running the engine with no antifreeze which also acts as an anti corrosion inhibitor .
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
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It sounds to me that you may have 2 problems. 1). Air Lock in the Heater Core. 2). Inactive Heat Damper in the Plenum.
But since you state that the Heater Hoses do not get warm that is indicative of an Air Lock in the Heater Core. This is a relatively simple fix. It is best performed COLD but requires a method of pressurizing the Cooling System. All reputable Auto Parts stores Sell and/or Rent Pumps that temporarily replace the Radiator Pressure Cap for Leak tests and curing Air Lock. The Collant Level must be filled FULL then pressurized and then loosening the Highest Heater Hose at the Firewall so that Air and a Small Amount of Coolant escapes. Once all the Air has escaped tighten the Heater Hose Clamp, remove the Pressure Pump, Restore the Collant Level to FULL, re-install the Pressure Cap and Start the Engine. As it Warms up you should be able to feel coolant running through the Heater Hoses and they should become warm.
Posted on Dec 07, 2009
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