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Water loss in coolant tank
It sounds like you have a leak in your cooling system either from the reserve tank (that you fill) or in your radiator. If it is the (generally) plastic tank, you want to see if you can check it for leaking and them seal it (the auto-part store should be able to help you find something). If it is your radiator, this is a little more complicated and could require replacement. However, their are liquid formulas you can buy (from the auto-parts store) that may help to seal the hole or crack, depending on how severe it is. Just try to determine (visually) where the leak is coming from and consult with a professional on the best way to seal it.Regards ~ JD
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
There is a leak in the system some where, Or there could be a blowin haed gasket,
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
They can be a real challenge to find, especially if the leak is buried somewhere that you really can't see. Then after driving around, the fan and wind spread the coolant all over , making it even more difficult to locate the source. 1st try 'stop leak' which can be purchased at parts stores, you might get lucky and it will fix the problem. Sounds like a good idea to replace the radiator if it's rusty. You could have a leak at the head gasket, or even a freeze out plug on the block. A couple of suggestions to help locate it: pick up a small mirror at a parts store, the kind that folds and extends. Get the car up in the air so you have plenty of room underneath to move around, and securely supported so the car won't fall on you. Clean off any drips or visible coolant. Start the car and crawl around with your mirror and a good flashlight, and wait for evidence of coolant to appear. It's a matter of patience and poking around to find it. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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