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1998 Chevy Cavalier z24 2.4 low coolent

My cavalier coolent light will come on and ill check my coolent and it will be low so ill fill it up snd it will be fine for a while then go low agian is this just a leak somewhere? and also everynow and then you can smell antifreeze from the inside and outside of then car well driving but it stop smelling fairly quickly? could these be symptoms that my head gasket is going?

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Smelling antifreeze from the coolent A !
Definitely a leak!
Hopefully not a head gasket leak!
Try warming it up without any accessories on until it gets good and hot, pop the hood and look all around!

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