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Coolant is leaking out

The coolant is leaking out right near the tranny pan and oil pan.

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It's a heater core line. It bolts to the back of the engine and goes into the firewall to the heater core. You have a leak in that hose. Could just be a loose clamp. Don't forget to vote on helpfullness.
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Could also be a cracked over-flow tank and/or fill neck.

Address these locations if you live in alternating climates or areas of cold weather.

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