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Loosing coolant I am loosing about 1 gal of coolant a day , cannot see any leaking . the oil level has risen some but there is no milky white fluid on dip stick to indicate a cracked block . what are some probable answers and cures?

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Weak radiator cap could cause coolant to be pushed out overflow.

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Milky oil indicates coolant is getting into the oil . These engines are know for intake manifold gasket problems .

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1996 c1500 coolant level keeps dropping with no sign of leaking, possibilities?


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2000, ,check oil for milky color on dip stick, and trany fluid &cooler for milky color, check coolant tank for,
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well it sounds like you have a major problems here . If your coolant level is dropping and the oil level is high it sounds like you have a head gasket leaking coolant into your oil system . Is the oil a milky color . if so i would look at a head gasket problem . Also if the oil does look milky it may have gumed up the oil level sensor so it is not working right

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Loosing coolant and can not find leak


Three additonal places to check:

1) Pull your dip stick and see if the oil on it shows signs of coolant in it. The oil would appear milky beige in color. This would indicate a leaking head gasket into the oil system.

2) Check for leaking coolant on the passenger side fire wall inside the vehicle. This would indicate a leaking heater core.

3) Check the exhaust when the car is running looking for white steam. This would indicate a leaking head gasket into a cylinder.

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I have a Pontiac Montana (2000). That on my way to work the low coolant level light came on. and after work when I started it up the light did not come right away but it came on and there was no heat and...


No. It is not the thermostat. You are just low on coolant. The reason for the low coolant is either the fan is not working, the head gasket is blown, or the coolant system has a leak.
The fan is easy to check. When the temp comes up then the fan should come on.
The head gasket is easy to check also. Your oil will be milky white.
And if the radiator, radiator hose, or gasket leak can be harder to find.
The heater not working is because there is not enough water to heat the heater core.
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I have a toyota camry 2003 if i let it set for a


What color is the smoke ?
Greyish means coolant is leaking into cylinders( Bad Head gasket)
Bluish means oil is leaking into the cylinders
Black means car is running rich.
If greyish look at coolant resivoir for traces of oil ( usually milky kind of substance) could be tranny fluid or motor oil mixing with coolant depending on whether the vehicle is an automatic and if so is the ATF cooler leaking.
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you may possibly have a bad head gasket filling the cylinders with coolant causing a no start,,,,if you see no leaks externally,check the exhuast smoke when it does run for white smoke and coolant smell out the tail pipe,,,,could also do a cooling system oressure check and maybe then youll see a leak,,,check oil for signs of coolant in it,,

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1) Check to see you have the proper coolant level.
2) Check the oil to be sure you are not losing fluid into the oil. The oil will be milky white in this case.
3) Check to see that you are not getting air into the coolant (from an internal gasket leak). Sometimes you will get coolant overflow from the tank when this occurs.
4) Replace the thermostat and/or water pump. If the thermostat is stuck closed, the engine will heat up, but it will take longer than if the water pump is not working at all.

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This is usually an indication of a bad head gasket.I gasket. The white smoke is the coolant leaking out of the engine and winding up in the oil passages, due to a bad head gasket. To confirm this,
1. check oil. Is level increased, or milky appearance?
2. Is coolant level dropping, but u don't see any signs of leaks?
The above indicates a bad head gasket, causing the white smoke u describe. Let me know how u make out.

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