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Leaking water i am leaking water behind the motor towards the firewall. water is leaking really bad and my car overheats easily. think it is the heater coil?

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  • chris_mascio Mar 13, 2009

    thanks I thought it was the heater coil. such a pain in the **** to fix. not sure if it would cost a whole lot to just take it to the shop. or if i need any special tools.

  • chris_mascio Mar 15, 2009

    thank you very much. i will look into the book. is there any way to tell if it is just a hose problem?

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Either the heater coil or you have a hose that is cracked or off.

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  • Shadow1989 Mar 13, 2009

    If you have a little experience, go to an auto parts store and grab yourself a Haynes Manual.  I have one for all my cars.  They save so much time.  The tell you everything you need to know about fixing your car yourself.  Although I have extensive knowledge, these books teach your shortcuts that save alot of time in the longrun.  For a Heater coil, in a shop you are looking about $100-150 plus the cost of the part.

  • Shadow1989 Mar 15, 2009

    Well, your could start your car, turn the heat on full blast and see where exactly the water is coming from.  After the engine gets warmed up a bit, it should have enough pressure to spray water, if it is a cracked hose.  Be careful when you do this so you don't overheat your engine to badly.

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