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I had a small leak and a mechanic told me just to get some "seal it" I did and the leak went away for 1 week. This morning... My battery light came on and stayed on as well as my abs light and the leak is back.

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DID NOT MENTION WHATS LEAKING.BUT YOU NEED TO REPLACE OR FIX WHATS LEAKING PATCHING UP NOT GOING TO FIX.BATTERY LIGHT MOST LIKELY ALTERNATOR NOT CHARGING OR DRIVE BELT SLIPPING DUE TO COOLANT LEAK FROM WATER PUMP OR BAD BELT TENSIONER..CHECK ALTERNATOR OUT PUT WITH ENGINE RUNNING.HOOK DIGITAL VOLT METER TO BATTERY.VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 13.5 - 14.5 VOLTS.IF NOT CHECK ALTERNATOR FUSE AND WIRES MAKE NONE LOOSE OR DAMAGE.ALSO MAKE SURE BATTERY CABLES IS ON TIGHT.FREE FROM CORROSION.

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