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The car is overheating and loosing coolant from the drivers side it looks to be near the moter mount bracket and there is alot of white smoke coming out the tailpipe any ideas the person we bouht it from said they had the heads redone but that seems to be that maybe not ?

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It sounds like your Water Pump is either leaking, you have a blown head gasket, or cracked block/head. Perform a cylinder compression check on each cylinder to check from a cracked head or blown head gasket. If the compression check turns out to be within specifications, you may just need a new water pump/seal.

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