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My 97 SL1 is leaking antifreeze. When car is running it sprays it from the belts. All over the bottom of hood. You can see it spraying up. Not heavy, but noticable

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Sounds like your water pump is leaking and requires replacement. Not a terribly hard job with the right tools. Probably take about an hour or two to replace. Make sure you use sealant (RTV, orange stuff) when putting it back.

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