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Leak from reservoir

I have had this car back six times. the first time i took it in i had no heat. they flushed out the system. still no heat took back again they found a crack in the reservoir tank replaced that. it was leaking out around the reservoir tank before they put the new one on and still leaks. well then i took it back again no heat. they put a thermostadt on then they found a crack in the radiator replaced radiator. i went to pick it up today and no heat and still leaking around reservoir tank. Just so you know I am not getting charged for anything but the flush and I am at wits end. please help me

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Please take this car back to the repair center,,,tell the service guy that you want a courtesy car,,and for them to keep your car until they can prove that the problems are fixed once and for all.

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