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Step 1:You first need to make sure your thermostat is opening, because your top hose should not be cool to the touch if it has been running for awhile.
When the vehicle is cold remove the radiator cap and fill with fluid. let it run, you will loose some of the anti freeze when the thermostat opens. When it does you will see the fluid flowing through the radiator. If it starts to bubble out all over the place then you need a thermostat.
Step 2:If you need a thermostat then change it or have a shop do it for you.
The leeking could just be your overflow hose.
you can then check your radiator with a pressure tester that you can usally rent from stores like advanced auto or other parts places. If you find you have a hole in your radiator, then you have 2 options. 1 try sealing it with over the counter radiator sealant or replace the radiator.
Posted on Jan 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may need to ask AAA to put a radiator pressure tester on the resevoir bottle and pump it up to operating pressure(Pressure cap rating) and see if it over pressurises while it is running at operating temp,rev engine up and down and watch what the testers pressure readings do,it should move up and down in sync with the water pump.If the pressure keeps building i would have to believe that combustion chamber gases are over pressurising your cooling system.Also test the pressure cap is functioning within factory specs.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
First thing first, turn off the engine wait for 15 - 20 mints, open the radiator cap and fill it up to the top then start the engine and see if it needs more water adn add as needed, then wait till you ca see the water circulating in the radiator now instead of corculating if it starts boiling out shut the engine replace the thermostat and do the whole thing again.
unless there is water in the engine the gauge will not be able to show the actual temp of the engine, so always malke sure you have water / antifreeze
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
waterpump houseing/shaft seal is on the way out hence the water/coolant, running along the block. when hot the seal does so, when cold and depressurising seal doesnt.
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
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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