Mechanics

ANTI FREEZE LEAK

2000 Toyota Rav4

Engine Cooling problem
2000 Toyota Rav4 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 145000 miles

car is leaking anti freeze, lft side of engine, looks like behind the thermo stat, doesnt look like the inlet tube, is there a freeze plug? Or could it be the water pump? I cant see up in there
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Ktm513
April 10, 2010.




Hi ktm513,

Thank you for the donation.

Here is a daigram of the thermostat housing and water pump. If leakages are around the area, the most likey source would be the water pump and the O rings for the coolant by-pass pipe.

Without a visual, it is not possible to determine waht could be the cause. Get a strong light and a small mirror to try to located the source.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_WaterPump00RAV4Fig27_1.jpg


KHLow2008
Apr 10, 2010.


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