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My Malibu dumps all of its antifreeze only at times. Seems to happen when im idling for any longer length of normal time. But after the reservoir is filled again, there are no leaks. It seems to come from around the area of the reservoir, but cant pinpoint where. Is this a thermostat problem?

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Sounds like a thermostat,but as the car is eight years old it would be wise to start with that .....

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