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Radiator water tank always emty

I see a drip of water coming down from the bottom, but cant find from where, checked hose & they look ok. Do u think is the water pump?
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To know for sure a raitator tester would find a leak for you it goes on where your cap is you pump it up and it shows a gauge for the lbs if the pressure goes down there's a leak and with alot of pressure it will make a sound of where it's coming from. good luck hope i helped

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If the radiator is not uniformly hot them I would go for that as your problem

Normal operation is that the engine starts the thermostat is closed , engine block heats up and opens water starts to circulate around the block

So to check that you need to fill the radiator with cold water run it for a few minutes check the bottom hose it should be cold

The stat opens and the bottom hose should get hot as the water from the block is pumped into the radiator for cooling.

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