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Very small water leak, and a ticking sound when the hood is open car temp is in the middle , so it isn't over heating 1999 Malibu LS

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So what's your question? On a 10-year old car, it's dead normal for cooling system gaskets to need replacements. And the ticking is probably a valve that needs adjusting.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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hoses for deterioration and sponginess, its unlikely but possible your hoses are collapsing due to poor condition and not letting water flow through it

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