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Coolant i was driving my truck and the check gage light came on 2 times then it said low coolant so i put coolant in it drove it again for like 10 min and the coolant light came back on again and all the coolant was gone maybe can it be the hose? it has not stalled and i allready replaced the water pump

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Is the ac system smelling funny like antifreeze or is it dripping fluid. maybe you didn't add enough fluid the first time

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