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After driving 50 miles with ac on then parking at home notice very loud fluids flowing within the engine area as i was walking away from car

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As long as the check engine light and no drivability issue. The vehicle is just power down the a/c and engine oil is cooling down going back into the oil pan, The coolant pressure is going down. This should like it is normal.

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