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Can I put radiator heavy duty stop leak in the coolant resevoir?

Can I put that stop leak in coolant reservoir so I can stop the coolant leaking. I m wondering will it hurt the coolant reservoir?

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SOURCE: chevy cavalier 1997 2.2 coolant leak

IF THE WATER PUMP IS LEAKING WILL STOP LEAK SOLVE THE PROBLEM AS A TEMP RESOLVE

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SOURCE: My 99 cavalier keeps overheating it has coolant the hoses and radiator are not leaking and the fan is fine what should I check next???

check the radiator cap if the rubber seal is dry rotted or torn this will cause the radiator to not build pressure properly so the fluid can flow properly.also check to make sure there is no air in the system.please rate this

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SOURCE: 1998 chevy monte carlo leaking coolant

I have a similar problem with my 97 monte carlo, 3.1 liter engine. I am losing a full reservoir worth of water in 3-4 days. Two different mechanic told me it is probably the water pump is going/gone bad, causing it leak out of the peep hole. Replacing the water pump, should fix the problem.

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SOURCE: leaks coolant were could it come from

If you don't know where it is coming from, you have to find that out. Check the location of the spot on the floor, if you don't have a floor, put down a piece of cardboard, locate the drip, then look under the hood for what it is that is leaking. It could be the overflow on the expansion tank, could be your AC condensate line dripping, could be one of those tiny coolant lines that return to the back of the engine, could be the water pump, could be a hole in a hose. I don't know why the pressure check didn't show anything, might be something else. Check it out.

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