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Just filled engine coolant as light came on yesterday, signifying low coolant. today after about a 15 min drive, light came on again but temp gauge was at normal operating temperature. After I parked i looked under the car to find coolant slowly dripping onto the ground. Thermostat, resovoir have both been replaced recently, I have always been very careful at watching temp gauges and so forth and assuring the fluid levels are appropriate. what could this be faulty, pinched wire?? leak?? faulty thermostat??? i dont want to go to a mechanic just be financially taken advantage of and the problem not be fixed. Please help =)

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  • neillyo Nov 11, 2008

    have the same problem low coolant light flashing but radiator has antifreeze up to top when opened put antifreeze in resivoir but it hasn't moved. Have driven the car like this for 3 days now scratching my head.

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I have a 97 grand am. it started leaking anti freeze underneath the car. i went under to check it out, and found the heater hose that goes in the heater core was leaking. i tred to get the hose off and the clamp which was a *****. the clamp was right on top. i finally had to cut the hose, and when i tried to get the rest of the hose off, the damn thing broke it was plastic. now i've got a new piece from the pontiac dealer. he said it was metal, because they all leaked sooner or later. my problem is' i can't get the rubber out of the hole. i didn't mention it is nearly impossible to get to. when i stick my finger in the hold it feels like there is something metal in there. i've tried wire hooks. bent needle nose pliers, screw drivers. i just can't get it out. help

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