Coolant leaking onto ground

Tiny
KITTY MCKINNEY
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  • 2002 HONDA ACCORD
  • 2.1L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1,167,000 MILES
Okay, first I replaced thermostat and radiator and made sure fan works everything was fine for about two weeks. Then I noticed car overheating again my overflow reservoir was empty and my radiator was low so I filled it. I jacked it up and let it idle and noticed a major steady drip about halfway under the car on passenger side next to middle of right tire. It is not near the firewall my heater hoses are not leaking and radiator hose is not leaking nor my radiator. But the leaks coming from the side of the seem of that large piece of metal up under there and I do not know what it is and cannot actually see where water or antifreeze is escaping. Please tell me what it is I am looking at and what do I have to do to stop that leak? Thanks.
Kitty
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 2:52 AM

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Tiny
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Hi Kitty and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

On that side of the vehicle, it sounds like there may be a leak from the water pump. Is it near the belts?

Let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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The belts are on the driver side so it is not the water pump, but depending on if the water is being carried sideways to the quickest way down maybe, but it is closer to right side. There is a big metal something in the way. I have already removed the undercarriage cover.
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Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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Can you send me a picture of the metal thing you are referring to? Also, on that side, there is not too much to leak, so there is a chance the coolant is traveling. You may want to pressurize the system to see if that helps you find its source. Here is a link that shows how it is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/radiator-pressure-test
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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 AT 5:17 AM
Tiny
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The first image is where it leaks soon as I start the car. The second image is top looking down.
I have felt around every hose and along the firewall with my hands, all are dry. The third is a closer look at leak.
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Friday, August 24th, 2018 AT 3:05 AM
Tiny
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Picture one appears to be the bottom of the transmission. There is no coolant to that area. However, there is a coolant block drain. I have attached three pictures. Two are of the coolant temperature sensors and the third is showing where the drain is located. Locate these three things to see if one is leaking. Let me know.
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Friday, August 24th, 2018 AT 6:16 PM

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