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So i hit the bottom pf my car for the fourth time and it caused a big coolant leak and cannot locate it Any idea what caused this incident and how can i fix this problem?

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Probably you hit the radiator its very sensitive for such things and it needs replacement

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SOURCE: 1997 Toyota Avalon over-heating problem due to low coolant level

Could be buring coolant from headgasket leak. thats the only other way coolant can leave your engine besides a leak.

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I strongly reccomend in the future not to use ne kind of coolant stop-leak stuff. you have small passages coolant needs to go through and that stuff also cloggs up those areas. alot of people dont think that far ahead. so alittle info for the future for you. it also cloggs up your heatercore and radiator. and will cause faster corrosion in those areas.

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First, is the operating temp normal? Have you looked carefully to see if the leak is visible after you turn the engine off after a drive? Have you lost coolant? Have you checked to make sure it is actually coolant and not condensation from the air conditioner (normal)? If you verify coolant (green), then remove the bottle and fill it with water. If it's leaking, common or not, you need to replace it. (generally inexpensive at any scrapyard)

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If the oil pan has the hole in it a new oil pan with gasket will cost you around $120. http://www.racepages.com/products/?Ntt=Ford+Taurus+Oil+Pan&N=4294963856 However you can probably just remove the old pan and have it repaired. Any welding shop can repair a hole in your pan and may be able to repair it on the engine without removing it if the hole is tiny. You will still need to buy a new gasket if you have to remove the pan, so if you can get it repaired for less than $90 you will be money ahead. You may also be able to find a used oil pan at your local auto salvage yard.

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Any hose is suspect as is the raditor. park over a ditch or other way so you can get under the car and it still level. inspect from the bottom having someone squeezing the hoses till you find wher the leak is.. It'll need to be full of coolant all the way to be sure where the leak is.

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Taurus 6 cyc.

some 3.0 engines hive a head gasket leak on the rear head on the corner hear the water pump..

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Well its actually a big leak. Looks like its behind a second water tank . Not sure what that is. Its located passenger side at the bottom . This tank is placed on the motor.


One tank is for windshield solvent. The other is for the engine coolant. You need to pull the engine coolant tank and make it isn't cracked. Once out, you'll see the crack if it leaks bad enough. Even small cracks are easy to see. replace it necessary. Check the coolant line/s going to it also.

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So i hit a driveway on my 1993 prelude and i started to notice smoke under the hood It has been my 4th time hitting anything But now i have coolant leaking and i cannot locate it Any idea how this caused...


best way to check is to fill again it with water (not to waste coolant) and check where the water comes from, of course if its small leak it sometimes hard to see exactly where it comes from, but it could be a rad

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Find a brave soul who will taste the water, just a tiny droplet.
If it really is water, it should be coming from your air conditioner.
You might take a flashlight and try to determine exactly where the water is coming from, by parking the car in the same spot each time, and then opening the hood and see what is above the drips.
If it is radiator coolant, it should taste sweet, and should have some color, like whatever your coolant is colored.
That could be pink, yellow, blue or green, but outside of a clear glass dish collector, it would be hard to tell.
Radiators should not have water, it should be coolant, which is a 50%/50% mix of water and anti-freeze.
Moisture on windows is a different matter, usually.
We will hope the heater core is not leaking to cause the moisture on the windows, 'cause that is a terrible big job to fix.
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Antifreeze is leaking from the radiator? hit something, the honeycomb grill at the bottom pushed a small tube into what looks like the bottom of the radiator. Coolant is leaking. The tube looks like p


Get the coolant pressure tested, its definitely leaking coolant. You will need to get the coolant running line.


Pressure test will help you to know from where exactly coolant/refrigerant is getting leaked.

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