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    Coolant Leak.

    I have a coolant leak someone in the back of the motor. Its not the block off crossover pipe plugs and it looks like its coming from the passenger side. I had it jacked up and running but I didn't see anything leaking. but there was a drip from somewhere.

    Where else can I check?

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    Heater core - Is your passenger side carpet wet?

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    Also possible heater hoses or heater hose pipes.
    Here's a decent sticky on the subject

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    lol i guess is heater hose season. Let me know if you have any questions about the heater hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Heater core - Is your passenger side carpet wet?
    check the 2 hoses that come in by the firewall to the heater hose.

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    Passenger side carpet is dry, I only let it run for about five minutes but I couldnt feel a drop. Is the heater core towards the center of the car? Its the center passenger side of the car because the coolant drip is dripping off the bottom corner of the oil pan.

    There is also smoke coming out around where those hoses are when I rev it but i cant really tell below that. Its not the head that's leaking and I don't think that's whats letting the smoke.

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg6Fg_DJa14[/ame]

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    is kinda of hard to tell on the video. You sure the smoke is not oil burning on the exhaust manifold? also can you post a few pics of were you are having the coolant leak?

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    I will tonight. We took a pressure tester to it last night and I actually have two. One is off of a water pump hose and the other from the back is still tbd

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    I will tonight. We took a pressure tester to it last night and I actually have two. One is off of a water pump hose and the other from the back is still tbd
    the only thing i can think on the back of the engine is the crossover coolant pipe. pics will help out.

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    Well I tried to go a picture this weekend but you cant really see anything. All's I know is its running down and dripping off of the back corner of the oil pan. Gonna pull the intake off tomorrow just to verify that its not the block offs but I am at a loss of what it could be. I might just take it to a shop.

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    Took a little vid hopefully this helps

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkV-k1-SA9A[/ame]

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    Passenger side is dry to

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    I can't even watch that video. Makes me dizzy and nauseous.

    Maybe the coolant froze and cracked the block?

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    It looks like it might be a head bolt.

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    yeah is kinda of hard to look at the video. it looks like that movie cloverfield. Is from the passenger side correct. Did you check the block drain? like cutlass said it could be the head gasket too.

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    Had the same issue. It turned out had a pin hole in my heater hose.

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