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Loses coolant We just bought a 2000 Malibu 4 days ago, it was running fine until the weather heated up over the weekend. If we go up a hill the temperature gauge goes quite high, almost to the red lines. Then when the car stops it loses coolant on the right side of the car right behind the front tire. One time there was a gargling sound coming from under the hood. No lights come on or anything.

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  • jgooze37 Jul 08, 2008

    car overheats and loses coolant through the coolant fill tank located above the passenger wheel.

  • MailForDon Oct 07, 2008

    If I flush water through the system with the Prestone "T" in the heater hose, then close the system up it is fine for a couple of days, then temp climbs FAST. Last time it took 2 gal water.

  • daniel_cruz5 Dec 18, 2008

    There was a clicking under the hood. Changed waterpump clicking stopped, but car began to over heat after one hour of driving. Flushe and changed thermostat, opened bleed-valve to release any air. After a couple days problem persists, car comtinues to overhaet and lose coolant

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    car does not run hot. temperature is normal but the car smells hot when i turn it off. i need to add coolant every few days but not too much.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the car does not run hot. the temperature guage reads normal but when i turn it off it smells hot. need to add coolant every few days but not that much.

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I had the EXACT same problem MY TIMING CHAIN COVER had a crack yes it was weird to me but once they replaced it everything was fine

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Have make sure the fan start prestone leaking on right prestone bottle is on the right it leak from it because its overheating remove air in system there a pipe on top of water remove the bolt on top of pipe fill the prestone engine stop in that reserved tank untill prestone come out and all the air is off put it back start the car make sure the fan start fan start when gauge at almost 3/4 if the faster you go the more it heat up change radiator and thermostat good luck pierre

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