Today when I was on highway, I saw the temperature gauge going up. I pulled over right away and added some coolant I had in my trunk. I had this problem about 6 months ago and adding some coolant helped the problem go away until today.
After I added the coolant, I saw that it didn't improve at all. I drove to the closes gas station, got some coolant and added more until it topped off.
Then I drove home and it was fine.
After an hour when I left home, I noticed that pool of coolant under the car. I thought I might have added too much coolant and that was coming out.
I started the engine and when I was on the road I saw that engine was heating again. I stopped, added more coolant, but I noticed that coolant was dripping very fast under the engine.
I drove to work parking lot and when I stopped, I saw that my car left a trail of coolant on the road and it was leaking under the engine as if someone turned on the faucet.
What does that mean? A hose?
it can't be radiator. Radiator was not leaking. Can it be water pump?
I think if it was gaskets, the dripping would be slower. Am I right?
thanks a lot for your assisstance.
Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 AT 2:02 PM