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Antifreeze coming out from the back of motor and reserve was emptyseems like it comes out more when ac is on

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Pretty much has to be a blown head gasket.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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  • One is to allow escape in case of unexpected back pressure or overfill of the reservoir.
  • The other will be a hose that clamps on to the radiator right below the cap on a little spout coming off the fill neck of the radiator. This hose is the actual path the antifreeze takes when the radiator is low pressure pulls the antifreeze out of the reservoir to use.

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In most cases like this, especially if the car is overheting in the meantime and you have white puffy smoke coming out of the tail pipe, it's a sure sign of a bad head gasket or worse...A cracked head.

I say this only if you notice that the reserve tank keeps filling up and building pressure. What's happening, is there is actual engine blow-by pumping its gasses into the cooling system. The result is what you might see there. The reserve tank fills up and the coolant (what's left of it) seeps and gets sucked into the combustion chamber and gets burned with the fuel. (Well, "steamed" would be a better term there....)

Again, IF that is the case, also look at your oil dipstick and the top of the oil cap. Do the stick and / or the underside of the cap look milky? That's another sign of your vehicle in need of some head work.

Considering the cost and labor involved, I sincerely hope that isn't the case! But just to be sure, those are some things you can check for.

Good luck and I hope this helps! :)

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