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Coolant leaking into engine Compartment

1997 Honda Civic with 109000 miles. Just had timing belt (all belts) water pump, tune-up, new motor mount & oil changed 2 months ago. Last week some belt started squeaking. Took it for adjustment. Last night car got hot and there was coolant all over the engine compartment. What could cause this?

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  • msheehy Jan 19, 2009

    I think it may be the water pump or a hose....that was my first thought, There is no fluid leaking into the passenger compartment so I think it is unlikely to be the heater core unless it hasn't gotten bad enough yet or if that doesn't always happen when it goes.

  • msheehy Jan 19, 2009

    Mr. Scary -

    Just took the car in to the original repair shop - this is a mechanic I have used for 12 years. I have never had any problems like this before and believe him to be very honest. When I told him the symptoms his answer was bad for him, good for me, so I am assuming it is in fact the water pump and I am not going to be charged to replace it again.

  • msheehy Jan 19, 2009

    Well, now I am not feeling too good since no one mentioned what I have now been told. I got a call saying that the radiator blew because the thermostat died. Does this sound like that could have been it instead of a faulty waterpump? I am not very pleased right now. If I could replace the car I would - starting to cost money all the time with one thing after another.......

  • msheehy Jan 19, 2009

    I thought the same thing.......seemed very odd.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Coolant leak in front of motor. Took skid plate off to help look for leak. Both top and bottom radiator hose are dry. does not leak all the time. Leaked last week and today but nothing over the weekend. Saw it drip today after work. it had been sitting all day.

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Most likely it's the heater coil leaking inside the car. This is located inside the heater/AC unit up under the dash. This is where the heat comes from when the heater is on.

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You have gotten a Bad Water Pump. May not even have Changed it and Charged you for it. It happens.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    Ultimately, Get that water Pump checked out by ANOTHER Mechanic. I Just about Guarantee that that is the Problem.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    VERY GOOD! As I said before, These things CAN Happen. Even with a Good Mechanic, He could still get a Lemon!

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    I have been an ASE Certified Mechanic for 35 Years and I have NEVER Heard of this kind of thing Happening. Maybe a Leak But, That is EASILY Repaired.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 19, 2009

    I have a Friend that is a Master Mechanic and If I cannot fix it He can. Been using him for 25 Years. He sometimes makes mistakes Also! Get a Second Opinion Before continuing with Further Costly Repairs. Where are you Located????

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Sounds like a blown coolant hose, or a faulty coolant water pump.

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