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I just added coolant to my truck 2 days ago and I still get a low coolant warning and truck is heating up. What could be wrong?

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It is hot and the low coolant light is on, two clues that your coolant is disappearing. three places for it to go. 1) into combustion chamber will cause rough running, white exhaust, and coolant smell at exhaust pipe, 2) into lubrication system, pull off your oil fill cap and look for foamy **** in hole or on bottom of oil cap or on dipstick, 3) outside engine and you will find coolant puddles where you park. coolant is generally green or orange/brown these days. also generally will be stains on the engine where the coolant leaks down and off.

first two mean a bad gasket or crack and will be expensive. last one means someone has to find the leak and stop it. if your interior stinks and your passenger's feet sit in a slippery wet spot, then the leak is in the heater core, that will not be cheap.

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