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ENGINE OVERHEATING,LEAKING COOLENT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF ENGINE

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Is the coolant leaking from engine or from some pipe? If from engine - is problem with head gasket

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1996 Chevy cavalier Over heats smells like exhaust coming from coolant reservoir any suggestions ?


It sounds like a head gasket failure or a possible cracked cylinder head.
The engine combustion exhaust gasses are leaking into the coolent system and causing the overheating.
Have you noticed a loss of coolent with no apparent leaks?

Try taking the coolent header tank cap off and placing your hand over it creating a seal. If after a few seconds you feel pressure building and when lifting your hand slightly you'll hear the pressure release as a hiss confirming either of the two I mentioned.
Only do this if the temperature is low or you could burn your hand.
If the engine has overheated badly it could of warped the head needing it to be skimmed if it's aluminium. Likewise if the engine block is aluminium also but them two are only likely if you cooked the engine so I would say firstly it's a failed head gasket.
I hope this helps you out.
Gary

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My car smells like its overheating , like antifreeze but its not running hot or leaking


Sounds like you have a pinhole leak in a hose which is spraying coolent on a hot engine part that evaporates it on contact making it hard to track down.

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Most common reason for overheating is 1. low coolent lvl 2. faulty thermostat (stuck closed). 3. Faulty water pump preventing coolent from circulating through engine.

Check coolent lvl in radiator when engine is cool by removing the cap and filling it up till you can see the coolent, replace cap and try. If you have the proper lvl of coolent. Replace your thermostat, which is located under the thermostat housing (right underneith where your top radiator hose connects). Fill with coolent and see if that helps. Next test is to start the car and let it run till it gets to normal operating temp or near (180 to 220 degrees F) Pinch your upper radiator hose and see if you can feel a gush, or flow of water rush through the hose when you release your pinch hold on the hose, (by pinch, I mean to try and totally squeeze the hose together) If you don't feel the rush of coolent through the hose, then your waterpump is faulty. If your car quits overheating, but your heater hoses don't get hot, then they are probably stopped up at the point where they connect to the engine. Its a common area for gunk, rust, and corrosion to build up.

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Flush out coolent system, make sure your cooling fan for the engine is not faulty, replace waterpump and thermostat, fill with coolent, and im 99% sure you will not overheat as long as your coolent is topped off. Guarenteed!

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Imy 98 buick is overheating the water comes out from the pasenger side inside da car..right under the glove box


That is where your Heater core is located. Its like a little radiater that your vents blow thru to get hot air for heating your interior. If thats leaking, its not gunna stop. Take this car in right away before you run your coolent dry and trash your car.

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91 gti 8valve overheating problem blows coolent smoke on the..


Hi,
I'm not familiar with your model to know if you have an engine temp guage or a light that would come on if the engine is overheated. You said the motor wasn't overheating under the hood... but you have an overheating problem? Maybe just a tad bit more info...
Are you losing coolant?
The water pump if bad, would probably leak or make terrible racket.
Just to take a shot at it, since you said it blows smoke through the dash... I'm assuming a kindof white smoke with a rather sweet smell? Have you noticed any wetness on the passenger floor at all? If yes to any of this, I would suspect as you mentioned, a leaking heater core. Hope this helps... Good luck!

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Coolent is leaking from overflow and overheating


I will agree with your uncle and say that you should check the water pump. Start the vehicle and look at the water pump. Most water pumps have a "weep hole". If there is coolant coming out of this hole the water pump is not working properly. If not, and if the temperature has been running normally, you may have fixed the problem when you replaced the cap, if the water pump is good and the temp has been running high, then check the thermostat. Hope this helps and good luck.

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i doubt very much wether the block is cracked it is more likely to either be a heater hose may be leaking or a welsh plugs ( little round dish shaped plug ) in the side of the block i would first check all the heater hoses and the look on the side of the motor for a possible welsh plug leak i'd say its hoses tho

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if you get an overflow through the resevior it's often times because the thermostat with stick shut causeing excess pressure. seeing is the car is not overheating this means that the trhermostat is opening but when you get that overflow it's sticking i would replace the thermostat as soon as possible to resolve this issue

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check the a/c belt...if it is leaking coolent but not over heating it could be you heater core leaking..

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