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Leaking coolant I am leaking coolant and it looks like it is coming from the intake gasket. between the firewall and the intake. This is the only place I do beleive it is coming from. attempted to replace it but cant reach any of the bottom of the intake bolts. what do I need to do to replace it.

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    My 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T has recently started to leak coolant after driving or idling even for just a few seconds. The leak appears to be coming from underneath the thermostat but it is not 100% visible where it may be coming from. Does not seem to be thermostat itself or any hoses. Are there any vital engine seals that may be damaged? This is also a rebuilt engine fairly new.

    Also another thing I just noticed is that when I am idling and step on the gas I notice water spurts on the ground that came from the muffler.




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Need to check the color of your oil. most causes of this kind is rotted out extender pipe from the water pump to the radiator hose connection

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