1996 GMC C3500



December, 1, 2012 AT 7:47 PM

I have a 1996 GMC 3/4 ton suburban. I have taken it to my mechanic and told them that coolant is leaking. All engine hoses have been replaced within the last year (because of a pretty bad leak in a bypass area that was identified rather quickly. I took the vehicle back because coolant level continued to drop. They did a pressure check, nothing found. I, m in a power wheel chair and am out sitting in the garage waiting for my clothes to dry and notice this wet spot behind the right rear tire. I watch it for a few days and there always seems to be a quarter size puddle. Why would this be? I check it and it is coolant. Coolant back here? Why? I go on line and walla, I have a rear heater core. Never knew coolant was coming to the rear of my vehicle and it appears my mechanic did not either. This appears to be a very minor slow leak. Even though with my disabilities. Something I should be able to fix myself. I've gone online and now determined there is a heater core back there. I can do minor to moderate repairs but what I need is some large scale views of how to get into the compartment where the core is located. Most online views are not acceptable. Can you help me with this or direct me to a site where I can get better better views for R& I. Thanks


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