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My 6 cyl passat leaks coolant from a belt driven unit at the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side, oddly enough the leaking occurs after the motor cools. the puddle is half the size of a dollar bill, should i worry much. i just put on a new cap on the overflow tank. the car is a 1995 GLX

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