COOLANT IS LEAKING BEHIND ALTERNATOR

  • Tiny
  • Castellano1
  • 1996 Chevrolet Blazer
  • 200,000 miles

Chevy blazer 96yr, coolant is squirting up from slightly behind alternator. What could be the cause? And is there a quick fix for a regular guy?

I had used stop leak for coolant systems and it worked for about 3 months. But it doen't seem to be doing anything now, and I was going to try head gasket and intake coolant stop leak but was afraid of doing more harm than good.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 AT 9:31 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
  • Expert
  • 25,502 posts

Sealers harm the system. Do not use them at all.

There is a heater hose fitting behind the alt that rots out. Common failure.

The other thing is the intake gasket. Another common failure.

Roy

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Friday, June 8th, 2012 AT 12:20 AM

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