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2002 suzuki grand vitara coolant lose with no visual leak replaced water pump thermostat and radiator cap

2002 grand vitara coolant lose after replacing wp thermostat and radiator cap and not seeing any coolant leaks

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Same thing happening to mine, at first I didn't notice any leaks from coolant box but after letting it get warm I opened the bonnet and it was pouring out of overflow pipe,,just had new thermostat also

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Could be head gasket leaking if there are no obvious leaks from hoses,gaskets,radiator etc

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SOURCE: 96 suzuki vitara - radiator empties but no visible leak

Check the passanger side floor board for moisture this could indicate a bad heater core. Then I would check the engine oil and make sure its not milky looking (head gasket). make sure when you fill it let it run with the cap open with you looking into the cap to be sure is circulating and not vapor locked (air pocket)
hope this helps

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Check the passanger side floor board for moisture this could indicate a bad heater core. Then I would check the engine oil and make sure its not milky looking (head gasket). make sure when you fill it let it run with the cap open with you looking into the cap to be sure is circulating and not vapor locked (air pocket)
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