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Antifreeze/coolantleak when i put antifreeze in radiator. it leaks out . cannot tell where it leaks from. even when i park in the driveway there is no sign of leakage nowhere. every 4 to 6 days i will have to refill radiator..... and radiator has no leaks please help... this is a great vehicle...............

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Could be leaking on the inside, head gasket is a possibility. A bad gasket lets coolant into the combustion chamber and burn with the fuel and you will never see it on the ground. Yes, coolant will burn, I've seen it as I was grabbing a fire extinguisher.

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Check the oil for traces of coolant (oil will be milky in color) and oil cap too. If oil has coolant in it head gaskete needs to be replaced. Also check the floor inside the cabine (espetially passenger side)
If it is dump there is leak from heater core. Also open engine block
Coolant might spray onto hot engine and evaporate.
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Try put a new gasket oon the hausin in the termostant area

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