2001 Toyota Solara coolant problems

Tiny
DLESAGE56
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  • 2001 TOYOTA SOLARA
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 138,000 MILES
My car will keep losing antifreeze, when I go to work approx. 10 miles, I look in the coolant reservoir and it is empty, the heater makes a noise so I don't know if its going or not, but it takes a while for the car heater to blow warm air, I looked for leaks under the car and don't see any, don't see anything coming out exhaust either.
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Monday, November 25th, 2013 AT 9:31 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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You were right to look at the exhaust, but it may be too subtle to see. Consider adding a small bottle of dark purple dye to the coolant, then search a day later with a black light. The dye will show up as a bright yellow stain that you can follow back to the source. Auto parts stores have the dye for various fluids, and many rent or borrow tools. Those will likely have a black light too.
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Monday, November 25th, 2013 AT 2:37 PM

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