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Coolant leak Should I replace the hoses?

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Only if you have to remove them to fix the leak. Make sure the leak isn't coming from the water pump, the reservoir, or from freeze plugs.
If it has overheated or is shooting water out of the tailpipe upon startup, you should have a mechanic do a pressure check.

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Read more: How to Fix an Engine Coolant Leak ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2210804_fix-engine-coolant-leak.html#ixzz14X8VxlcK

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