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Coolant Leak The van overheated yesterday. I pulled over to check out whats wrong and the coolant is leaking out from the engine. I'm not positive if it's coming from inside the engine or from some random area on top of the engine. What should I check for?

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Check both the radiator hoses and also check the radiator for any leaks. The only other thing could be the water pump. But I would start and the hoses and the radiator first then go to the pump.

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