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91 Geo Prizm radiaor leaking/spraying coolant

After driving for at least 10 minutes then putting the car into park, coolant began to leak and spray out of the radiator onto the engine creating steam.

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  • Justin Scott Apr 17, 2014

    Hi Kelly Hansen, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Where is it leaking from? The actual radiator or the cap area?

  • Kelly Hansen
    Kelly Hansen Apr 17, 2014

    Srry about that, it was coming from right below the radiator cap and was spraying onto the front of the engine

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It's probably the cap if that's where it's leaking from. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. DO NOT replace it while hot though.

Posted on Apr 17, 2014

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    Kelly Hansen Apr 17, 2014

    Thanks for the help, turns out it was a crack in the radiator. Just ordered a new one, luckily it was a decent price!

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Highly unlikely that is the case more likely it is the radiator leaking onto the fan. Also check the upper hose to make sure that it doesnt have a pin hole in it. Good luck and dont forget to rate.

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