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  • Justin Scott Apr 03, 2015

    Hi Robert Buttles, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?


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Robert, you have to give us a little more to work on than "leaking antifreex". Even proper spelling would be appreciated. Your alternator is not likely water cooled, so I think you're just giving us a general location. Without information such as the make, year, car model and engine (I even have to assume you're talking about a car and not a boat or motorcycle), we can't determine what is "behind alternator" that might be leaking. We would give you much different advice if you said it was something like a leaking hose than if you said it was a leaking water pump. I'm not trying to single you out Robert. Probably half of the questions on this site are incomprehensible. This is a message to the questioners on this site. If you want a quality answer, please give those of us who answer the questions on our own time for free, a quality question. We really want to help you.

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