2002 Saturn SL2 Coolant Leak

Tiny
HARTAJ
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  • 2002 SATURN SL2
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 152,000 MILES
I have a coolant leak with most appearing under the battery platform. I have replaced the radiator and water pump in the last 2000 miles. I have to refill coolant every 2-3 days with leak enough to have to set the light off. I have a small pool after I shut the engine off under the middle of the car. Also, the heat coming out is warm, but the blower intensity is not close to normal. There appears to be on leaks at the heater core site either. There was enough of a leak today to have some white smoke come out from under the hood at the end of my drive this morning (30 degrees outside). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 AT 5:51 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked all hoses? Have you pressure tested the system to see if you can locate a leak?
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
HARTAJ
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I have checked all hoses and no leaks are apparent from any of them (they were also replaced at the time of the radiator replacement). I have not compression tested it. That is my next step. I just didn't know if there were any leads you could give me. What would leak and spray on the driver's side under the battery platform?
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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I think it's a hose. When you pressurize the system, you should be able to see where it comes from.

Do that and let me know what you find.
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 AT 6:21 PM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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On that car theres a plastic pipe coming off to the heater core they crack and can spray in some weird places. Its common for them to crack I just had one on a 2002 sc2 I did the manifold repair kit instead of replacing the manifold. It worked very well and will never happen again. Let me know what you find.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 AT 12:59 PM

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