2004 Suzuki Forenza Radiator Problem


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2004 Suzuki Forenza 4 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 76500 miles

I have a 2004 Suzuki Forenza. May of 2006 I was having a problem with the radiator. I took it over to the dealership and they fixed a clamp on a hose my brother replaced. Early last fall I took it to them again because my car's temperature guage was flucuatiing and my overflow tank was empty. They said they couldn't find anything wrong with it. There are no leaks or puddles under my car where I usually park it. In November I once again took it back to them for the same problem. Again, they found nothing, filled up my tank, and told me to come back if I have the same problem. I took my car on a trip, and it began to overheat, only a week later. I checked the tank, and it was empty again. Again, no puddles or evidence of a leak. I filled the reserve tank with antifreeze, and it seems ok, but when I check it, it is always low or empty. Seems like I am using a gallon of anti freeze every two weeks now. The dealership says they can't find anything wrong with it, but if it keeps doing it to come back. Any suggestions on what to ask them? Conveniently my warranty has expired, so I am sure this time they will have an answer. I think it should still be covered because I have had it there for the same problem so many times, is that true also? Please help, I am desperate for an answer.

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 12:19 PM

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This could be a serious problem. If you could clarify one thing for me. After filling the expansion tank do you drive your car or do you leave it parked and then discover the empty tank again?If the tank is empty after driving the car, you probably blew ahead gasket and coolant is leaking into the cobustion chamber and mixing with oil. This could result in you having to replace the whole engine if not fixed. Or if you check the tank after filling it but without driving it then coolant in the radiotor itself is at low level and it takes a while for it to flow into it. But if you're adding coolant so often then it's probably the blown head gasket and you should fix it right away.

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