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Losing coolant when coolant is full heat is good, but i keep losing coolant (i cheched for leaks, can't find any) so i replaced the radiator cap and the theromostat, thinking that i'am losing it though the over flow? hose was sucking down when starting (upper), havent noticed since? system was flushed (?) by local garage a few months a go and i replaced the radiator (new).

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Have vehicle pressure tested. there has to be a leak or your leaking -burning your coolant thru combustion system.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013


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Laura, it sould like a valiant effort so far.
Have you burped the system?
There could be a big air bubble in the heater core that will not allow any anti-freeze to flow through.
Never try to pick a car up over the shoulder and attempt to burp it. :) Instead take a 10MM socket on a long extension ratchet and do this: Open the hood and stand right in the middle in front of the engine. Look in and downward to about the first arm of the injector plenum. That's the big, flat black piece of plastic on the engine with six arms sticking out to the left and right side on top of your engine. Look carefully downward and look for a little nipple sticking out just to the right of center on the top-front on that area. As a guide, follow the top hose from the radiator to the aluminum manifold. Look carefully and you can see it looking back at you. Stick the 10MM socket onto it and turn it COUNTER CLOCKWISE to break it loose. Once loose, either air, or anti-freeze or air AND anti-freeze will come out. To avoid a mess plug in a 1/4" clear hose to it and stick the hose into a bucket. Start the car and watch the air and liquid come out. When it runs clear without any air, give the hose a light twist CLOCKWISE to close it up. Tighten with a wrench. In this process make sure you don't get burned from the anti-freeze or make a big mess on the driveway. Dispose of the used Anti-Freeze properly. and GO!

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SOURCE: Gets hot after replaced thermostat, radiator cap and hoses

it could be the water pump but i think it well be your cylinder head or cylinder head gasket that is beginning to malfunction better get that fixed soon or it can get really bad if your cylinddr head messes up

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Go to auto parts store and buy a coolant system flush kit and flush the system. It doesn't take much to restrict the flow in your heater core, and I guarantee that is your problem. I have seen this many times.

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