98 Malibu 160,000

Tiny
THEWORLEYGIRLSMOM
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU
When we went on a trip I started smelling antifreeze smell coming from under the hood after we would stop.
we have replaced thermostat, waterpump, bled line, everything that the chilton manual said to do. It isnt running hot by the temp on the gauge
but car is still losing coolant from somewhere around the thermostat. We see steaming and hear a gurgling
kinda (from the drivers side when your standin in front of the vehicle) when u crank it and use accelerater to warm it up? ?
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 12:00 PM

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Tiny
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Hey mom (ouch lol)
Really the only definite way to find the leak would be to thoroughly clean the area in question and the "pressure test" the cooling system. Though its possible to just clean the area and run the vehicle to try to find it. Keep a close eye around the area of the lower intake where it bolts to the head as the lower intake gaskets fail on those type engines. Let us know!

Chris
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 12:23 PM
Tiny
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Thanks chris. Ill let you know as soon as my husband gets to it. He had to work today. :)
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 2:06 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome and we'll be here!

Chris
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Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 AT 2:17 PM

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