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My coolant, or water runs out the bottom as soon as i put it in how can i fix this cheaply?

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There are multiple reasons for this: possible broken radiator, radiator hose, water pump, freeze out plug. If you could supply me with more specific info, front of engine, passenger side of engine (water pump) rear of engine, i'll be happy to help you diagnose this problem.

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Depends how fast,and where its coming from, if its from a pipe/hose it need replacing.. if its from the radiator and its not leaking to fast you could try something like rad weld as a temporary measure, unless you can pick a second hand one from a breakers yard, hope this helps

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