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Leaking antifreeze from a hose in the front of the engine and from bottom of engine

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SOURCE: 1998 Neon leaking antifreeze

There could be a leak in the radiator or the water pump. Or the overflow coolant bottle but that normally won't drain all of the coolant. Fill up the radiator when the car is cold and start the car and keep an eye on it to see where the leak is coming from.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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check you water pump to see if it's leaking there

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: antifreeze wont stay in car leaking for bottom

You need to look closely at the hose connections, freeze plugs, and the water pump. Water pumps are designed so that when the shaft bearing wears out, they leak from a small hole under the pulley shaft. Sometimes they will only leak while the engine is running. Freeze plugs can rust through causing a leak usually from the side of the engine. Hoses can leak from anywhere. You'll probably have to get under the engine to narrow down the possibilities. You may also want to rent a tool to pressurize the cooling system. That might help you to see where the leak is coming from. If you've never changed a water pump or a freeze plug before, you might be better off taking it to a professional. If it's just a hose, you could probably do that yourself. I hope this was helpful. Thanks.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Ok, Its defiantly the seal that is between the water pump and the engine block that is leaking the coolant.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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Water pump is going out if you are in the nyc are ican help call718-821-1640

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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