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This is where my leak(antifreeze) is coming from! It's right below the intake gaskets!

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Hi Stephani and helper,what year,make,model and engine size is that leak coming from.Can you do a better video,show more of the engine,back up a little and show all around and tell us what made it leak or what other info. will help.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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  • Stephani Wilson Jan 22, 2013

    Yes 2000 Chevy camero

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Jan 22, 2013

    Waiting on the video.Is the engine a 3.8 or 5.7?

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Jan 22, 2013

    Hi Stephanie,just looked at both engine diagrams,it's your water pump leaking,you will need to replace,i will send you a picture diagram how to replace on your other site,okay.

  • Stephani Wilson Jan 22, 2013

    I posted the second video v6

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Jan 23, 2013

    Hello Again,did you find out what's going on Stephani?

  • Stephani Wilson Jan 23, 2013

    Yes thermostat went out! A hose was old and brittle, busted it! had to take the top of motor off to fix it!!

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Jan 23, 2013

    Yay.Great,nice to try to help,would bof done it for you but I'm in GEORGIA.

  • Stephani Wilson Jan 23, 2013

    Lol thanks for your info it did help

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Jan 23, 2013

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf1UgEJq8... more help let me know,Here's a video of one of my trucks and my Yorkie,Samantha is so cool.

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A quick check you can do to help your troubleshooting is to remove the radiator cap then start the vehicle. (Ensure radiator filled so you can see fluid level). Watch the fluid inside the radiator. Initially after you start the vehicle you will get some small air bubbles but they should go away in less then a minute. If after a couple minutes you have bubbles continually coming up or it starts bubbling out of radiator then you can bet on the Head gasket. If you do not get the bubbles it dosen't rule out either one but if they are there as described then you can look at the head gasket.

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He must have meant the intake manifold gasket. That is a complex job, but can be done if you have basic knowledge of mechanics and a few hand tools. Best advice is to get a haynes repair manual from an auto parts store as it will have step by step instructions and photos. Good luck. Dont forget to rate.

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it could but- check passenger side front where heater core line go into manifold right behind alternator the hose line is connected by a press clip into an alloy fitting this fitting gets eaten away by anti freeze and hose angle pulls back on fitting the part is $18 at dealer and is screwed into manifold use caution if ur r going to replace at very edge of aluminum manifold---and check ur water pump bolts the 2 longer ones should have a lock sealant on them they bolt in thru a water jacket

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probably not. put aluminum seal in the cooling system and top off antifreeze. you may need a hose or fitting from where you are decribing the leak. if the leak stops with the sealant you are good to go. otherwise take it to a shop and they will tell you. do not tell them you think it is a head gasket.

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I see a lot of lower intake gasket leaks on these but usually you get an external leak or you'll find coolant mixed with the oil, not a misfire. Upper plenum is dry on the 3.1 and just bolts onto the top of the lower intake. We usually apply pressure to the cooling system overnight with the spark plug removed from the misfiring cylinder. If there is coolant in the cylinder come morning then you only have to figure out where it is coming from. If the plenum is removed during the test you might be able to see where the coolant is or isn't coming from with a borescope by looking down the intake runner.

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