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Leaking coolant I have a 2002 MPV ES and there is coolant leaking from the middle of the vehicle, how can I correct this problem?

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Check the hoses connections if no help it is water pump/water pump gasket.
You can try radiator stop leak additives, but most likely you will need to replace the gasket and water pump as it will need to be replaced any way in a future.
Hope that helps
Good Luck

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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My mazda mpv 2001 coolant leaking somewhere. Filled it Saturday full line and is at low level monday afternoon.Where is it going? Van does not overheat


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You need to get the vehicle to a mechanic to check all flexible coolant hoses, hose connections, around the exterior of the water pump and the entire radiator. To do properly the vehicle also needs to be on a hoist. If there is an external leak you should find coolant dripping from the front of the car while the engine is idling and the cooling system is fully pressurized. However it depends how bad the leak is and it's location.

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If coolant is leaking into the engine this is a serious problem and needs to be identified by a competent mechanic. For example, if you have a blown head gasket coolant will blow into the engine and contaminate the engine oil. If you check the oil in the engine's sump it should be completely free from coolant contamination.
You should also check the coolant in the radiator for any signs of oil contamination. If there is coolant in the oil then there will also likely be engine oil which has blown into the engines coolant passages and then mixed with the coolant.
IF you can find traces of coolant in your engine oil (or oil in the coolant) the likely problem will be a blown head gasket and the head on the engine will need to be removed and inspected .

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My mazda mpv 2001 coolant leaking somewhere. Filled it Saturday full line and is at low level monday afternoon.Where is it going? Van not overheating


This could be a number of things so I would recommend starting with the easiest of them first and that would be to carefully examine the coolant reservoir to make sure that it is not leaking and then check the radiator hoses and water pump (located on the left side of the vehicles engine if you are facing the windshield with the hood up) while the engine is running at normal operating temperature. Most of the time if there is a leak then you will be able to see it. If you are unable to spot a leak outside the vehicle, then you will want to check the passenger side floor board to see if it is damp, as the heater core is located on that side. If that is good then your vehicle may be consuming the coolant and burning it. This is a sign that you have either a bad head or a blown head gasket. If the head gasket is blown and the engine is consuming the coolant, then it should be smoking when it is running and you will be able to smell the antifreeze burning. I hope that you have found this information useful as that is my goal. Good luck and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask me.

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it also happen to me on a mazda mpv 2000 for years i was adding anitifreeze i found out that the water pump was leaking just do it yourself easy change just pay $60 dollars for it. underneath the car theres a plastic shield the antifreeze will drip and stay there thats why you didn't noticed the leak.

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My 91 mpv is leaking coolant from rear of motor, under throttle body and intake plennum. can't find a diagram of cooling system to see what could be source.


you need to have this checked out by a good shop,
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