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1997 grand am is dripping coolant down passenger side of engine and running off a arms underneath the car. would this be from bad thermostat

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  • joe johnson Jan 16, 2013

    i crawled up underneath the car and it is dripping almost directly below the resevoir underneath the car. i loosened the resevoir tank and it doesnt appear to be leaking out the bottom though. would bad heater core cause this, cuz i noticed the heater isnt putting out warm air either

  • Dave King
    Dave King Jan 16, 2013

    The heater is telling you that your coolant level is low. Top it off and then watch it again for leaks, it will probably spray out of the actual leak.

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The thermostat is an internal part so it can't leak like this. Usually leaks are hoses, radiators or water pumps. You need to narrow down where the leak is. Just turn the engine on and watch you will see where it is leaking from. Once you can narrow that down and describe it then it is easy to describe the fix ie replace a hose or just tighten a hose clamp.

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