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I found a puddle of antifreeze on my drive way under my RAM 1500 today and an empty resivour. I tryed to trace the leak but found nothing. So I refilled the resivour, let the truck run in idle and still didn't find a leak, also the resivour is full so it seemes the leak stoped. where else besides a hose could the fluid leak from?

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The best way to find a small leak is to top off the radiator and attach a pump that will pressurize the system and "force" the leak to expose itself, if there is one.

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