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When i add coolant to the radiator it runs right out the bottom of the engine on the driver side of the car

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You either got a bad hoes or your water pump shot

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SOURCE: Low coolant light, temp normal

you should fill the radiator and the reservoir to the cold line.. an yes check for leaks it has to be going down for a reason.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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The hot running engine may be the thermostat or blocked rad......sometimes rad cap.
If running hot only at low may be perhaps the rad fan is not coming on.
On the hot right side heater air hot and left air cold....if you do have dual zone controls..... it is a 99% chance your actuator for one side is bad.
Open the glove compartment....all the may have to bend the tabs in a bit or remove the screws from the bottom....look in and to the left....on the heater assembly you will see the 2 controls on the top of the air duct work.
The right side (passenger side ) is usually on the side to the rear of the car.
Buy the replacement for whatever side is not responding with heat and cold as you select on the heater controls.

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SOURCE: radiator overflow container always empty

better change out your Plenium (Intake) before it ruins your engine ! Part is about $125.00 and comes with gaskets and a new Intake and new EGR Tube you replace also, what it is doing is leaking internally and burning it, it will eventually start to miss and quit on you Hydrolocking the engine. water does not compress in cylinders. If you are lucky you won't have to do lower intake gaskets or head gaskets......But get it fixed before too LATE !

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