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The antifreeze puddle? the is no water coming out of the water pump is there any more solutions?

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Other possible sources for the anti-freeze are:

  • leaking radiator hose - concentrate on the area where the clamps are, they commonly fray and leak.
  • check radiator for leaks - common places on the radiator that leak are on the weld seams and the petcock
  • area around the thermostat - if the thermostat is plugged, it could be forcing anti-freeze backward and compromise the seal you have around the thermostat

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