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Loss of coolant

Engine 3.0L 4v 6 cly 2000 sable i have loss of coolant look like it coming from the expansion tank overflow hose located on under car .engine is running normal temp gauage inbween hot & cold. heater does not heat up right away

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Need to replace that cap

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