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Leaking coolant After a short trip of just under 10 miles I lost about 1.5 gallons of coolant. The sepentine belt and pulleys are covered in coolant as well as everything below as well as everything on the wheel well side. The degas bottle is not leaking and the side facing the belt and pulleys is completely dry. I do hear a "hissing" sound that seems to be coming form under the alternator and behind the belt and pulley? Is this indicative of a head gasket problem? Is the thermostat located in this general area?

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Sound like a leaking hose to me or a leaking water pump, for me to help I need to know exactly what's leaking. Check it out and let me know. Good luck nd thanks for using FIX YA

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Fig. Water pump and thermostat housing-2.0L (ABA) engine

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Fig. Exploded view of the water pump mounting-2.0L (AEG/AVH/AZG/BDF) engine


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