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Radiator fluid is leaking out from the bottom, does that mean that it is cracked or could it be just a hose? How will we be able to tell?

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You obviously have to look

You may see by opening the hood,
but you will also have to raise the car
up, and get under it

I assume your not going to make
the repairs yourself,so a repair
shop will answer your questions

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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