I like the car, plus I'm a disabled person, and my budget is low is why I put in money for repairs; and sign on to ask this question. But all that is beside the point.
A seemingly small cooling fluid leak has recently developed in the vehicle. The slow loss of fluid does cause moderate overheating on moderately long drives. I'd estimate I'm losing a 3 to 4 quarts somehow, and somewhere along the way. It sure is limiting my ability to get my necessaries done.
I have turned on and ran the vehicle for a mile or two, to right back home in an attempt to discern the source of the leak; as, of course, a simple hose replacement would be no great problem.
However; the hoses appear ok. I feel nor see any fluid on them, in areas around them, and/or at each C-clamp junction. The leak doesn't gather up front with the radiator assembly. It appears to be, maybe, 1-2 feet back, and is dripping off the undercarriage. I can't see in particular where it is arising from.
Could anyone tell me what might be the trouble and/or source of the leak? If it is a big repair, I probably won't be able to fix it myself, but at least I'll have a heads up, and be at less of a disadvantage, when I take it to a mechanic.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 4:58 PM