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My fluid level in the radiator keeps going down, No water in the oil or blowing out the exhaust. there is brown stuff all over the radiator cap and i see no water leaking any where.

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Here is another thing you my wanna ck look at the passenger side floor to see if carpet is wet if it is the heater core is leaking.

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The 2001 and other years also had intake manifold gasket leak problems. The "red" antifreeze destroyed the gaskets and caused the leaks. Both engines and multiple years had the problem.

I would have thought that by now a 2001 would have already been repaired, but maybe not. The local Chevrolet dealer here put stop leak pellets in mine the 2nd time they worked on it under warranty after being told not to put stop leak in it and create the possibility of heating problems from a plugged cooling system. They did it anyway claiming the GM service bulletin forced them to do it that way???
My brother had a 2002 and it also had the same problem, his daughters Malibu had the same problem. This was a very common problem in both of the engines.
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Have a coolant system pressure test done to check for the leak. Check directly under the water pump as there is a drain hole there for when the pump seal fails. The brown stuff may be rust from an engine on the point of overheating.

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    I would have thought that by now a 2001 would have already been repaired, but maybe not. The local Chevrolet dealer here put stop leak pellets in mine the 2nd time they worked on it under warranty after being told not to put stop leak in it and create the possibility of heating problems from a plugged cooling system. They did it anyway claiming the GM service bulletin forced them to do it that way???

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SOURCE: Thermostat on 2002 Chevy Impala

the best thing to get is the Haynes manual for your car at advanced auto or autozone or somewhere like that and the book will tell you how to take everything apart and put it back. i think the manual is about $16.00

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SOURCE: my 2002 chevy impala is leaking transmission fluid

The line could need to be tightened. Tighten it with a 1/2" line wrench.(I think thats the right size for your car) Then check the trans fluid level to be sure its at the right level.

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SOURCE: i changed water pump on a 1996 chevy and now flow problem as well

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SOURCE: Antifreeze is leaking from around my radiator cap

more than likely it is a bad radiator cap. the pressure seal is leaking on cap.

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevy impala overheating.

If your radiator is clean inside and you water flows and circulates with the radiator cap then it is OK. The leak is probably coming from the intake area or the head gasket. You could try some BARS leak that you can get at your auto parts store and see if it seal the leak. You pour it into the radiator when it is cool. You may have to drain some coolant. There is a drain plug on the bottom of the radiator that twist in the wrong direction to open it. If it does not open don't force it. Try the other way. It should come undone. Wait until it is cool.

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