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2 days ago I turned on my air & it wouldn't get hot a few min. later my ford mustang started smoking. I looked under the hood to find that no engine coolant was in there. Once I put some in there the air got back hot & everything was fine. Today it is back smoking & no engine coolant is in there. Could I have a leak somewhere?

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  • Jeff Turcotte
    Jeff Turcotte Oct 05, 2010

    yes, please locate the leak and get back to us if you need help fixing it.

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Sounds like you do.

With the engine cold top off the radiator with coolant. Start the engine allow it to warm up. Look for any drips or wet spots from cooling system components. Things like Radiators and water pumps would be fairly common. Pin holes in hoses or leaking gaskets may be a little harder to spot.

The make a tool called a cooling system pressure tester that will pressurize the cooling system to make it easier to spot leaks.

Also most shops will check the cooling system for a moderate fee. Once you know what is leaking you can decide if you want to tackle it yourself or let them handle the repair.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

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  • ksally00 Oct 05, 2010

    1 other question will it be ok to drive to the shop or should I have it towed? Shop is about 10 miles away

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Oct 06, 2010

    As long as the radiator if full before you leave you should be fine traveling the 10 miles to the shop.

  • ksally00 Oct 06, 2010

    Well there is a leak. They are trying to locate which hose it is coming from. Thanks so much

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