1998 Nissan Altima Radiator is losing fluid

Tiny
AWILLISM L BAILEY
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  • 1998 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 10,000 MILES
I am actually writing for my son. His Altima is losing radiator fluid almost daily. After parking his car at night the following morning it is common for him to find a large puddle and an empty radiator. I've looked at the car and I cannot find any evidence of where it may be leaking from. I've had a pressure guage put on it only to find that it is holding pressure properly and the radiator does not have any leaks. The hoses are fine and the clamps are tight. I've changed the cap but the problem persists. I am at a loss on this one and need some help. If you know of this problem and a solution to it I would sure appreciate a reply. Thanks in advance.
Bill
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 6:15 PM

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Tiny
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Check to make sure the water pump bearing is not leaking. Which over time will drip slowly til empty. Also check the heater core. Could be a bad head gasket and the engine is burning it. I usually use water only and let it run to full running temp and look for steam after you shut it off. Also try to see whats wet on the motor or body. That will help you narrow down your search area.
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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 7:08 PM

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