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Coolant leak on back side of engine. 94 susuki sidekick 4cyl 4x4

When the engine is running, I have steam and coolant leaking from the back side of the engine. Between the engine and fire wall. It drips down onto the transmission. I am unable to see what is back there that is leaking.

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The back side of the cylinder head has metal fitting/pipe connected to a hose that goes to the heater system inside the cabin, the hose sometimes cracks off just behind the clamp holding it to the metal fitting/pipe.

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If your vehicle engine coolant temperature gauge indicates overheating, if you experience a loss of power,or if you hear a loud knocking or pinging noise, the engine has probably overheated. You should follow this procedure............

Pull safe off the road, stop the vehicle and turn on our emergency flasher. Put the transmission in "P" (automatic) or neutral (manual) and apply the parking brake. Turn off the air conditioning if it is being used.

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Visually check to see if the engine drive belt (fan belt) is broken or loose. Lock for obvious coolant leaks from the radiator, hoses, and under the vehicle. However, note that water draining from the air conditioning is normal if it has been used. CAUTION: When the engine is running, keep hands and clothing away from the moving fan engine drive belt.

If the engine drive belt is broken or the coolant is leaking, stop the engine immediately and call your mechanic of assistance.

If the engine drive belt is okay and there are no obvious leaks, you may help the engine cool down more quickly by running it at about 1500 rpm for a few minutes with the accelerator pedal lightly depressed.

Check the coolant reservoir. If it is dry, add coolant to the reservoir while the engine is running. Fill it about half full. CAUTION:Do not attempt to remove the radiator cap when the radiator are hot. Serious injury could result from scalding hot fluid and steam blown out under pressure.

After the engine coolant temperature has cooled to normal, again check the coolant level in the reservoir. If necessary, bring it up to half full again. Serious coolant loos indicates a leak in the system. You should have it checked as soon as possible at your mechanic's workshop.

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It could be due to the coolant pipe and hoses that go to the back if you have rear heat. If steaming, leaking and running hot I recommend that you don't drive the vehicle until the problem can be repaired or damage to the engine could occur.

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You have a steamed-up windshield on the inside? Yes,the heater core has a leak.Passenger side foot well full of coolant?

If steam is inside the engine compartment,you just have a blown heater hose WAY back there.

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No, on the freeze plug. A freeze plug leak would immediately start leaking as you were pouring coolant into the radiator. And would be leaking constantly, whether engine was running or not. More likely a head gasket, or if there is a coolant passage into your intake it might be an intake manifold gasket.

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If you are able to lift the vehicle safely onto jack stands, you may be able to get under. With the coolant topped off, and using a flash light, you may be able to determine where the hose goes. Most likely the hose clamp rusted and broke off.
You can also pressure test the coolant system which will tell you where the coolant is leaking from

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I am leaking coolant from somewhere. when I run my car, the engine smells like hot coolant. I have checked the oil, and the coolant isn't mixing with the oil. I have read about intake manifold...


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It could be any where in the cooling system. The intake gaskets also like to leak externally. A bad intake gasket does not always mix antifreeze with the oil. Take a flashlight and look for coolant on top and/or down each side of the transmission bell housing. This is VERY common on these engines. It may be leaking just enough to where the exhaust crossover pipe is burning it up (and stinking) before it has a chance to run on the ground. Also look for stains on the intake manifold-to block mating surfaces and on the side of the bell housing that will indicate a leak. if your vehicle is still using Dex-Cool, the stains will be pink. If your coolant has been changed to green antifreeze, the stains will usually be real white or dark green depending on the brand and the severity of the leak.

If there are no leaks or stains in this area, then look around the water pump area for the same things. The radiator or coolant hoses (including heater hoses) could also be leaking. If it is stinking when the engine is hot, then you could get it hot then shut if off and look for steam.

TIP: A bright LED flashlight works really good for locating steam.

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start by having the system pressure tested my best guess would be a heater hose or heater control valve hope this helps please rate

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If all your hose and hose clamps are good. There is a good chance that the water pump has to be replaced, once the water pump bearing is worn. The coolant will leak from the weep hole on the water pump when the engine is running and the only way to stop the leak is to replace the water pump.
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Depending on engine size a 3.1 liter v6 and a 2.2 **** 4cyl. are both located in the front of the engine.
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