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Leaking coolant somewhere below after car is warm and shut off can not find,recently replaced water pump, and it is not the radiator

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  • dale blankenship Sep 05, 2010

    Are you sure it is coolant? You do know that it is normal to have condensation from the air conditioner drip out approximately directly below the glove box, but this is clean water which will evaporate without leaving any stains on concrete.
    If the coolant level is going down, and you know that it is in fact coolant on the ground, where in relation to the car (wheels, windshield, motor, etc) is it coming out?

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A preasure tester would really help. check the intake for leaks thats a common area it runs down the front and somtimes the rear of the engine block,another thing is check for rusted freeze plugs on the engine bloock, and last is the heatercore, check pass/side floor for wet coolant in the carpet, hope this helps.

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Does this vehicle have a 3.1 or 3.4L motor. If so they commonly have intake manifold gaskets failures. This leads to coolant leaking, usually at the corners of the intake manifold and in some instances leaking into the oil. Look for signs of coolant leaking at the corners of the intake manifold and check the engine oil for coolant.

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