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Coolant leak Coolant is pouring from the passenger side (looking at the vehicle) just past the water pump, somewhere off the side of the engine. We replaced the waterpump as we thought it was leaking, but found out that was not the problem. We can not see where the water is coming from, but can feel it coming from an area on the side of the engine. No hoses are seen in this area looking from the top or bottom. Does anyone have an idea what this could be? No water appears to be in the oil. When water is added to the resevoir, it just pours right out of the leak. Is the engine cracked? What other signs would there be if it was the block?

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  • cjnx9 Aug 12, 2008

    It is a 2200? That is what it says on the motor cover.

  • awix Aug 13, 2008

    I am having the very same problem with a coolant leak. I have a Cavalier 2000 2.2 engine. We have checked but van't find where its coming from.

    please help

  • fairykarsam Aug 20, 2008

    1998 cavalier changed water pump, changed thermostat changed hoses, and still the same leak now it is leaking completely out of the rad bucket every time i run my car for more then 10 minutes. help i have run out of solutions!!!!

  • maina_kente Nov 15, 2008

    I have an audi a3, 1.8 turbo R reg. The coolant warning sign keeps coming up red and staying red it is accompanied with three warning beeps. I have topped up the water level but the morning after it was empty. obviously there is a leak but i cant spot it...wot is the best cause of action? your help is much appreciated

  • adk834 Nov 20, 2008

    I have

  • goldenbear21 Nov 23, 2008

    98 chevy cavalier. put a new water pump. the brand new thermostat won't open. I find that the thermostat don't open causing the hot coolant to go back spiittiing out of the water bottle and go bone dry after driving a while. I replaced the thermostat three time. And one time so ******** just left it out and the engine run lukewarm and flows no problem on the temp gauge stay below normal. The hose on the other side of the therm is lukewarm and cant feel anything flowing thru and the computer says 230 degree! The brand new thermostat is not opening at all! The radiator has no defect. nothing wrong with the heater core either. I notice that the thermosat housing is so far away from the block. but why dosen''t it open at 180 degree?

  • Mike1973 Feb 20, 2009

    I have a 2000 Cavalier 2.2 L engine, which also is leaking coolant.  I don't see coolant leaking from the water pump or hoses, but I do see it dripping off the crank shaft pulley when looking at it from the bottom.  Is this common and what needs to be fixed here? 

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    pour water into the car as soon as i pour it in at the bottom in the middle see a leak coming down fron the cross member above that can't determine where it coming from

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    pour water in and comes straight out

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Could you post what size engine you have in your car?

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SOURCE: do pour coolant in he resevoir or over flow

Put coolant in radiator while running engine--fill to 1/2 inch from filler neck--run engine 5 more minutes.Recheck coolant level

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