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Found a little coolant on dip stick car not

Found a little coolant on dip stick car is not running hot , has never run hot. 2004 malibu 2.2 eco 4cyl engine 100,000 miles. where are the possible places where coolant could get into crank case?or should i say where are the typical places where coolant enters the crank case?

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Head gasket is usually the number ONE culprit. Hard to say without doing a diagnostic. Are you sure it is coolant and NOT condensation? Is it there when you check the oil HOT and COLD? How much coolant are you losing?

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