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My van is over heating there is coolant and water in the radiator it started leaking underneath towards where the front passenger seat

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IF IT IS OUTSIDE UNDER PASSENGER AREA AND YOU HAVE REAR HEAT IT ID THE BYPASS HOSES TO THE REAR HEAT.THE METAL HOSES ROT OUT

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The problem sounds like either the inlet or outlet hose to the heater core is cracked or split. Or the heater core itself is at fault. Need to inspect the hoses from engine to the firewall going to the heater core for damage. If no leak from the outside then problem will be on the inside under the dash. Hope this will help you.

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