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Coolant is leaking from driverside on my 98 cadillac catera its not the radiator i replaced it what else could it be ?

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The 3.0 engine in that car has a few heater hose on this side if the engine. fill with water then pressure test to pinpoint leak.

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If it were a freeze plug you'd not be able to miss the puddling spillage. Where if it were a head gasket the coolant and fuel / oil would mix and you'd be driving a mobile smoke generator { very noticeable while smoke }

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