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IT STEAMS AND I SMELL ANTIFREEZE

1996 Mazda MX3 • 150,000 miles

It 1.6 l 4cy I don't see any holes or leaks but there is steam and I am losing antifreeze. I first though it was a gasket but hoping it isn't the steam is coming from under the fuel injectors on the driver side I cant pin point it down cause it doesn't leak out fast it just steam its not over heating yet but when I run it there is antifreeze near the top left of the motor and near the driver side fuel injector


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Nev_summer
November 4, 2011.



I just checked the hoses and no leaks but theres a lots of fluid under the thermostat im guessing that its a thermostat or the seal from the thermostat

Tiny
Nev_summer
Nov 4, 2011.
Well that would be a gasket and if it hits a hot engine it will produce steam. But to be sure have the head gasket checked for leakage.

Hmac300
Nov 4, 2011.
I dont see any leaks by the gasket found a hose from the heater core that has a tiny hole and fix it but there is still abit of steam not as much but it looks like it coming from the heater hose junction in that area

Tiny
Nev_summer
Nov 7, 2011.
Have it pressure checked, it will show any leaks or should.

Hmac300
Nov 7, 2011.