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1997 jetta td, coolant is leaking, but car is not overheating

I have a 1997 jetta td, i have to refill the coolant every 3-5 days, the car does not overheat, temp gauge is normal, heating is working fine.. but coolant is disappearing

Can anyone help me to understand what steps I can follow to discover the problem and fix it

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  • davidcan2003 Feb 23, 2009

    no leaks on inside the car and also windshield does not fog up. the only indication that i have a problem is the flashing coolant low light, however after i fill up with the coolant, all is well with the car until the coolant get low again... light starts to flash

  • avery69 May 11, 2010

    no water in oil or vicversa,white smoke tail pipe

  • avery69 May 11, 2010

    do a compression check probably a head gasket
    if compression is between 110-130 that is not it check passenger side floor if wet or if windshield
    fogs up then you may have a heater core problem


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Look at all your hoses and the seams on your rad, you will find the seams at each end of the rad, see thats its not liking from ether side. locate and look around your water pump the gasget maybe bad, and be sure look at your drain valve, if its plastice change it to metal if you can the plastice can wear out faster and can become brittle

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