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Can anyone help me diagnose an annoying coolant problem? I definitely have a slow leak as I recently got the fill coolant notification and reservoir was nearly empty.
Here’s the symptom list:
- Occasional small puddles of coolant underneath the car, front right passenger side
- Coolant smell in the cabin after I’ve been driving 15-20 minutes
- Sometimes as I leave my garage (which is at the top of a hill) I leave steady lines of liquid as I back out – but only if the car’s been sitting overnight.
- Possibly related: intermittent heat. The car also has a slow oil leak which I'm still figuring out, but that's been going on longer than the coolant problem so I think it might be unrelated.
- No signs of coolant (or oil) burning out the tailpipe.
Heater core? Water pump? Bypass valve?
This morning during my hour-long commute, as I breathed in the sweet smell of coolant in addition to burning oil, I started to think that the best reason to tackle the car’s slow leaks might be my health! Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
Posts in this Thread:
- Need help diagnosing coolant leak, Mike Keller , Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:17:47 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Need help diagnosing coolant leak, three_jeeps, Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:08:34
- Not the bypass valve, Boris Bubbanov, Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:52:03
- Water Pump, Vlado, Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:12:59
- Re: Need help diagnosing coolant leak, three_jeeps, Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:59:42
- Re: Need help diagnosing coolant leak, pme , Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:25:32
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