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How do i fix my coolant leaking problem. My radiator, temp gauge switch, sensor, and hoses are all leaking coolant. I already fixed my thermostat but what should i do about the leaking problem?

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Sorry to bring bad news but if all those things are leaking coolant then you will have to remove, clean, repair and possibly replace all of the parts where the leaks are occuring and reinstall being sure everything is tight.

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