LEAKING COOLANT

Tiny
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If anti freeze is leaking will it still leak if the engine is cold? Or does it have to be hot to leak?
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:19 PM

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Tiny
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Can leak cold or hot most likely to leak hot due to pressure in system
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:26 PM
Tiny
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I drove the car to work this morning. About a mile maybe a mile in a half. Went out at lunch and no leak.
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Water pumps will leak sometimes only when running
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:36 PM
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I noticed antifreeze under my drivers side tire. Now I am stressing. I drove it to work this morning and nothing. It has not been overheating. There is still antifreeze in it. The first time I noticed any spots. Would it be leaking on the drivers side right in front of the tire?
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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Engine 3.1L? If yes common for intake manifold to leak and would show up at drivers wheel. Look below where top radiator hose attaches to engine see if wet. Can you smell antifreeze after car warm?
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:46 PM
Tiny
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Not that I notice. How hard is that to fix? My husband can possibly do it if it is not that hard. Unfortunately we can not afford to fix right now.
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 5:50 PM
Tiny
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Say on scale 1-10 1 easy job is about a 6. Have coolant system checked for leaks needs pressure test. Then you will have an est. And know what is leaking
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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Can I still drive it as long as I check the collant level all the time?
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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Yes you can add a stop leak also
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 6:08 PM
Tiny
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I heard stop leak can mess up stuff? AS long as I keep it filled with antifreeze and don't let it over heat I should be fine right?
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 6:13 PM
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 6:17 PM

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