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Antifreeze leak on 97 chev blazer

Antifreeze dripping on ground when parked around the oil filter area or driver side of vehicle (back of motor)

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  • harrygbrowni Sep 08, 2009

    Thanks for your help!


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Check the heater hoses and the freeze plugs in the back of the engine next to the firewall,also perform a pressure test.

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Could be a heater hose or head gasket

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  • roberta3fan Sep 08, 2009

    could also be a freeze plug


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