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Water leaks from somewhere under towards the back of the engine and is over heating

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  • elvistx Sep 27, 2009

    could it be the Freeze Plug?

  • elvistx Sep 27, 2009

    could it be the Freeze Plug?

  • elvistx Sep 27, 2009

    could it be the Freeze Plug

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There is a hose from the back of engine connecting coolant to heater core. Most of the time it leaks over there. If the hose is not crack, replace the clamp. If it is cracked, replace it. The engine is overheating since it is losing coolant. If you fix the leak, there will be no overheat. Why it leaks there, it is probably from coolant built up pressure too much it has to find the way out. Why the pressure is built up so much, because the thermostat is bad didn't open for coolant cycling through the engine. Therefore you need to replace the thermostat afterward. Cheers.

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Towards the rear of the engine should be two hoses that connect to the heater core these hoses could be leaking, you will have to jack the car up to find this out

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Pressure test the cooling system and oberve with mirror, around the rear of the engine....

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