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I have a 1996 Chevy lumina and just recently I noticed that the coolant is spilling inside of my car when I opened up my hood all I see is green liquid almost everywhere does that mean that there is something major wrong with my car or does it simply mean I need to replace the hoses the car never overheats however but my low coolant light is always blinking even though my reservoir tank in the radiator is full with coolant

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    Do coolant pressure test through the radiator with special coolant tester ,that's after you add some warm water in the rad, and the pressure shouldn't be accede more that 15 psi when the tester drop faster then you a major leaking either the rad, head gasket ,hose,heater core..etc

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Hi lydell,first,wipe all the coolant up,then start engine,let run and see where coolant is leaking from and go from there,remember coolant is deadly to pets.

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Check Water pump Upper and lower rad hoses Check rad reservoir maybe cracked Let me know

Posted on Nov 27, 2013

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SOURCE: Coolant fill procedure

NEVER open the radiator when the car (or any other engine) is running!! The radiator is part of the pressurized cooling system (under that cap is coolant at 15psi)

Correct way to check the coolant in the radiator, is wait until the engine is COLD, then remove the radiator cap and re-fill.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Mazda MPV Coolant Loss (but no overheat)

i had the same thing on my wifes 2000 mpv van...the ends of the radiator are made of some sort of composite type material....it had a slight crack in it....wasn't obvious until it got worse and started streaming water from it when warmed up....even after it cooled enough not to be spewing it was hard to actually see the crack though a few inches long....was hard to even see where the water and antifreeze mixture was coming from until i took out the radiator

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: coolant in coolant reservoir did not fill low level in radiator

you must drain air out of system
so when engine is warmed up, just unscrew slightly the thermo time switch which is the highest sensor and unit in cooling system besides the reservoir, until alittle air releases then when antifreeze starts coming out then retighten to specs. BE VERY CAREFUL !!!! LOOSEN VERY SLOWLY AND NOT COMPLETELY REMOVE FOR THIS CAN CAUSE BURNS. MIGHT WANT TO USE A RAG AROUND SENSOR. If this doesnt solve it then make sure you have the correct rad. cap. Also that the filling hose is not clogged as well as the little port on radiator.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Low Coolant light flashing on 1996 Buick Regal 3.8

The low coolant sensor should be located in the passenger side radiator tank, You need to take it out and clean the sludge off of it for it to work right. Or you can just unplug it and forget about it, the light will go out and it won't cause any problems.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: radiator coolant or reservoir tank always full

Relax, there is no problem.

When the water / coolant gets hot (inside of radiator/engine) it starts to boil, ofcourse when it boils, it expands, so the fluid in the radiator has to go somewhere, thats why there is the overflow reservoir. So, when the fluid boils, some moves to the reservoir to avoid any potential problems with the radiator, such as it blowing up, or not being able to cool off all of the fluid running through the engine.

But relax, its normal.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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