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Antifreeze leaks from trans bell housing when heater is turned to hot

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Sounds like the heater core is bad

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It could be any where in the cooling system. The intake gaskets also like to leak externally. A bad intake gasket does not always mix antifreeze with the oil. Take a flashlight and look for coolant on top and/or down each side of the transmission bell housing. This is VERY common on these engines. It may be leaking just enough to where the exhaust crossover pipe is burning it up (and stinking) before it has a chance to run on the ground. Also look for stains on the intake manifold-to block mating surfaces and on the side of the bell housing that will indicate a leak. if your vehicle is still using Dex-Cool, the stains will be pink. If your coolant has been changed to green antifreeze, the stains will usually be real white or dark green depending on the brand and the severity of the leak.

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There should be 2 bolts holding down the fixture and there will be a round "O" ring type gasket sealing the fixture. Observe the direction of the thermostat so that you replace it right side up instead of backwards which is possible in some cars. Then replace the gasket and lightly bolt the housing down evenly. It is a soft metal and brute force will bend or break parts. Start your car and check the water level after you have turned on the heater and the car is hot. Add antifreeze to the overflow tank.

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