2004 Saturn Ion coolant leak

Tiny
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  • 2004 SATURN ION
Engine Cooling problem
2004 Saturn Ion 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

coolant leak
the serpentine belt broke in half and coolant is leaking out I need some advice on where to start im thinking its either the waterpump the radiator or one of the hoses any help on where to start would be great
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 3:45 PM

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Tiny
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Your going to have to get a coolant pressure tester to pressurize the cooling system then see where it leak's out.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok cool where do I pick up a pressure tester and for how much? Also what is the procedure for doing a pressure test
and finally best guess what do u think is wrong like where do u think its leaking from?
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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You could try renting one from auto zone there expensive though to buy one for a good one. If you have a harbor freight tools by you they have a universal pressure tester pretty cheap that might work for your car. Using it depends on which adapter you have for your car. They have one that screw's on like your cap and they have one that fit's in the opening of the bottle. That one expands inside to seal it tight then you hook up the hand pump pump up the system watch the gauge and don't pump it up to the danger zone. Then look for leak's or you could add coolant dye but that's messy I like pumping it up.I haven't seen those car's leak coolant much except for the water pump's. So without seeing it or even really no what area it's leaking I would say it could be the pump. But pump it up and see where it leak's.
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 5:15 PM
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Ok cool thank you I really appreciate your help
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Thursday, July 29th, 2010 AT 5:17 PM

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