The mechanic probably thought the fluid was coming from the overflow on your resevoir. That is an indication of a overheating problem which could be the thermostat. I am suprised that they changed it with you having no overheating problem.
So in that aspect you did get a little ripped off. Now, you have the knowledge that your thermostat is good, and you have new radiator fluid. So know not to trust that mechanic, and dont let it bother you too much.
As for your leak, It can be one of 3 things. Either the resevoir tank is leaking at the bottom, the radiator may have a leak, and the lower engine hose may have a leak. Of those three items, I would think the hose is the most likely problem. You may have to get under the corner of your car with a flashlight and look for that leak.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 AT 8:57 PM