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My 2000 chevy cavalier, leaks coolant as soon as its put in, and if at a stop or idle, the coolant hot light comes on immediately

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If it's leaking you should be able to see where it's coming out. Main culprits are hoses, radiators, water pump, thermostat housing and if all else fails, head gasket. If you can't see it take it to have it pressure tested.

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Sounds like you have a serious problem. Sounds like there may be a hole in the radiator, or there may be a hole in one of the hoses, or a hole may be loose. Take to a mechanic immediately. You can try to assess the problem yourself, but do not run the car. You will overheat and destroy the engine

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    There are a lot of problems that could cause that. The biggest problem would be a head gasket. To make sure it isn't that, check your oil. If it looks milky, then that means water is getting into the engine, and it's the head gasket. Reply if you need any further information on testing for the other problems

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