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  1. mikes35

    mikes35 Member Established Member

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    The last couple of times I've driven my car I have noticed that coolant is on the ground in my carport on the drivers side. It's not a whole lot. The car is not overheating. Any suggestions as to what I should check? I can't seem to find where it is leaking. Thanks
     
  2. Imatk

    Imatk Active Member Established Member

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    Have you had your heat exchanger changed lately?

    The main radiator hose is on the passenger side, but the heat exchanger hoses might be the culprit.

    There is one below the fill tank (smaller tank on the driver's side) and going from the fill tank to your engine.

    I've done two installs of those things and the first one I used their straight hose and a larger coolant tank (Roush) and found that the straight hose kinked at the turn from the heat exchanger going to the tank.

    I used a coupler and some hose clamps to help it.

    With my new car I kept the stock hose and tank since it doesn't have an issue with kinking and was a higher quality hose.
     
  3. mikes35

    mikes35 Member Established Member

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
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    Snoopy49 Active Member Established Member

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    Are you sure it's coolant and not water from the A/C?
     
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    Imatk Active Member Established Member

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    Good point.. if it's clear... water... then that's normal. Although the AC compressor is on the opposite side (passenger side) and that's usually what drips from condensation... at least on mine.
     
  6. mikes35

    mikes35 Member Established Member

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    Usually water is on the passenger side if its AC, haven't really studied much under the hood on this car yet. I think I found the culprit. It looks to be below the bottom radiator hose. I tried to tighten the clamp but it appeared to be pretty tight already. Hopefully just the little extra tightening will solve it. If not, I'll need to look a little further.

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  7. Imatk

    Imatk Active Member Established Member

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    From your picture it looks like someone has installed aftermarket parts.

    Those wormclamps aren't stock on our cars.
     
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    mikes35 Member Established Member

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    It's a high mileage car, I'm sure the previous owner replaced the hoses at some point.


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  9. Catmonkey

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    You might want to crawl under and see if you can see telltale traces of coolant. If you have a way to pressurize the system, that's even better. Pumping it up to 15 psi should reveal where the leak is occurring. If it's only happening under pressure, it's likely a coolant hose. There are a number of possibilities. Be sure to check the coolant lines to the oil filter adapter and the exterior piping to the rear of the engine in close proximity.
     
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