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Car overheats and losing small amount of antifreeze

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So, the mechanic has done a pressure test on the cooling system?Have the mechanic to install a bottle of cooling system dye (tracer).Drive vehicle for a few days and then take it back..Good Luck!!!

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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SOURCE: losing antifreeze from front end of motor

I think I already ansewed this today but its proably almost for sure the manifold upper and lower gaskets they come in a comlpetety set due to original faulty gasket design

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 V8 leaking antifreeze -- small amount after

Please check your water pump, but you should preasureize your radiator and check all connections and hoses,I hope this helps you,When checking your water pump look from under your car and look at the waterpump it will have a small weep hole and see if it is wet,

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Losing antifreeze, but I see no leakage on the

If you are loosing radiator water/antifreeze and you see 'white' smoke out of your exhaust then it is likely that you are seeing steam: this usually indicates that you have a blown cylinder head gasket or have a cracked ylinder head: both situation will cause overheating of your engine. You can also check this situation by waiting until the engine is COLD, opening the radiator cap, refill with clean radiator fluid/water, restart the engine and see if the water as seen in the radiator is violently bubbling. Another condition before even starting the car again is if you see oil/white-brown staining in the radiator fluid caused by cracked cylinder head or gaskets letting engine oil in the radiator circuit. In any case, it is a critical sitation and you should get it checked and fixed immediately.
Hope it helps and please let me know if I have assessed the correct situation.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: losing antifreeze and car overheats occasionaly. a little rough first thing in the morning and there is some white smoke from exhaust. what are some of my possible problems

It sounds pretty "cut-and-dry" to me. You don't need a list of possible problems - you need to replace your head gasket. - and PRAY that the cylinder head is not cracked.

Posted on Nov 19, 2011

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