Coolant Leak

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET COLORADO
  • 5 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
I have a 2005 Chevy Colorado with 85,000 miles on it and all of a sudden it starts leaking coolant towards the front of the truck, what could be wrong? Is this normal for a truck with only this many miles?
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 3:10 PM

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Tiny
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This sounds like it can be the water pump but to be sure lets run down this guide to confirm the issue.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-is-leaking-coolant

if it is the water pump this guide will walk you through the steps.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/water-pump-replacement

Please run down this guide and report back

Cheers
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Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for this post I found it was the water pump I got a new one for $86.00 all fixed! I love this site.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 1:01 PM
Tiny
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  • 15,000 MILES
I Bought a 2006 chevy colorado last year (8/07). After having it for a short time, a month or so, I noticed a slight smell of coolant and noticed the coolent level was a inch below the level. When I brought it to the dealer they said there was no leak found. Another few months went by, and I still smelled fluid and was losing coolant about an inch every 2 mos. I marked the area when cold on the overflow and checked it on level ground before startring it. I then brought it to a chevy dealer closer to me and they said it was a small radiatar leak.
They replaced the radiatar, and 2-3 mos later Im still having the same problem. The dealer that replaced the radiatar closed and I brought it to another dealer, and they marked the coolant level, and said will check it in a few mos. At my next oil change 3 mos later and said there in fact is a leak but they cant find it. They said they will ask for an extend warranty for me, didnt know what else to do.

Any suggestions on what I can do to try to fingd the leak?
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 1:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Chevy V6 are very prone to intake leaks hard to find usually evaps before you can see it. A dye placed in collant is best way. Then it can be seen with a blacklight easily.
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