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Anti freeze loss

I have a 2003 saturn ion1, the problem i have is a slight anti freeze loss. the coolant light comes on intermittently, the level is low. there are no signs of ant freeze leaking. the car does not overheat, temp indications are normal. any suggestions? thanks-bill

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Check all radiator hoses and the radiator itself for small leaks. You could try an over the counter stop leak to see if that helps. On big leaks this is not recomended , but in small leaks it could svae your car from losing any more anti freeze.

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