Mechanics

LEAKING COOLANT

1998 Saturn SL2

Air Conditioning problem
1998 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 143000 miles

We just bought this little saturn, and after we drove it 2 times, we noticed that it dumped the coolant in the driveway, then the low coolant light was flashing, we added more coolant, then it happened again, but not all at once, it leaked out over about a 12 hour period of time. It does not seem to be coming from the radiator area, more like the area of the coolant overflow holder. The problem is the car never overheated. We thought it may be a bad hose, the water pump or the iar conditioner, since the previous owner just replaced the a/c compressor a couple months ago. Any suggestions on what amy be happening?
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Moocow2963
September 23, 2009.




Most common places for them to leak coolant is water pump u usally see coolant dripping from the frame rail under car below where water pump is. Also coolant bottle u can usually see a white trail where its been leaking below the bottle. The other place is the radiator just below the upper hose it cracks around where the trans cool line goes in by the upper hose. Well good luck hard to tell u where the leak is without seeing it but those are the most common places to leak. Its takes the gm dexcool not the green coolant so when u add it thats what u add. Let me know what u find.
Louie

Saturntech9
Oct 2, 2009.


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