My 98 Cirrus is leaking radiator fluid from underneath the engine on the passenger side...I can't tell exactly where it's leaking from, but it's leaking at a very rapid pace. Any ideas on what the problem might be or where the fluid might be leaking from?
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Determine where the fluid is coming from. Start with checking the transmission lines going to the front of the vehicle. There should be 2 that connect to a transmission cooler or to the radiator, typically on the passenger side. If one of these started leaking it may have sprayed transmission fluid onto your engine, causing the smoke.
If it's leaking that bad, open the hood take off radiator cap and fill with water (without making a mess and spilling a bunch. Then simply watch for where the leak is at, if it's leaking from a hose, the radiator, or from around the area where the belt is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment. If it's leaking from the passenger side around the belt area your water pump is the most common cause. They are made so when the bearing wears out around the shaft the pulley bolts, it has what are called weep holes and the water just runs out to tell you to replace the water pump.
its hard to diagnose this with out looking at the motor and finding the leak... sounds like you have some power steering fluid leaking onto your motor. check the power steering lines for leaks. fix the leak..and clean the motor.. if you cannot find a leak.. try power washing the motor... do this by turning on the car and degreasing the motor where you see oil stay away from the spark plugs and distributor and battery terminals while washing the motor.. Good luck..
Hello sounds like you have overheated your engine or cooling system hose or radiator is leaking let your engine completely cool down open radiator cap and refill you engine coolant close it up and restart and watch for your leaking point this could be a rad cap.radiator hose or the radiator tank and at this point you can access the problem and feel if you can attempt to repair or not.Or you can let the car completely cool down top up cool;ant in radiator and take the car into a garage.
Those are the rubber insulators that insulate the radiator from the metal part of the lower radiator support. They have nothing to do with the radiator leaking fluid. The fluis is likely coming from the tank seam on the side of the radiator and running down to that part. There is nothing you can service on the radiator. If its leaking the whole radiator will need to be replaced.
it is the heater water supply and return, that supply water to the heater core to supply heat using hot water from the engine, the hose clamp my be loose or the hose has a hole in it you have to trace it from unner the hood fire wall to where it connects to the heater under the dash
First open the hood of your car and check where the leak is coming. Thermostat gasket is one source but it could also come the radiator, radiator hose, or the water pump. Check all these items, and you can do the repairs by replacing the defective parts. Except for water pump that really needs a mechanic to replace the bearings and the mechanical shaft seal.
Where does it leak? If inside the car on the passenger side floorboard, then your heater core is leaking. If it is leaking under the engine on the passenger side of the car, you might just have a heater hose that goes from the radiator to the heater core that is leaking.
mmmmmmmm they are really hard to replace but most likelly is goin to be a intake gasket, i do recomend you to call arrown the auto repairs and ask for a pressure test to the cooling system
this test is not that expensive and will tell you exactly where is the leak coming from, but on this type of vehicles i badly see a freeze plug leaking.