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Coolant leak at rear of engine

Large coolant leak at rear of engine.

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On the s10 pick ups, they commonly had a 2.2 liter engine. that engine is suspect to external head gasket failures. it is very obvious once seen. if you have the 4.3 liter..they are suspect to the intake manifold gaskets leaking...hope this helps

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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SOURCE: leaking coolant from rear of engine runs hot at idle

thermostat gone bad

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The turbo is cooled by engine coolant and possibly one of the cooling hoses have failed - it's pretty difficult to see back there so you'll need a mirror and a flashlight.

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No, that would probably be a freeze plug on the back of the block if the coolant is coming out between transmission bell housing and engine.

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check your intake manifold and your freeze plugs. also check your heater hoses and use a pressure tester

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