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I have radiator fluid dripping from the bottom hose that looks like it leads to my engine

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First check to make sure the hose clamp is tight. You need to check both clamps . One at each end. Also check to make sure the fluid is not leaking from the weep hole at the water pump shaft. If the fluid is coming out of the small weep hole you need to replace the water pump. Good luck. If you need more guidance feel free to come back to our site and ask more questions. We are glad to help in any way we can.

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