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Old 19 Dec 2007, 08:48 am
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Default Bubbling noise

This issue just started a few days ago. When I drive the car for more then 30 minutes and turn it off, I hear a Bubbling noise. It sounds like it is coming from the direclty in front of the drivers side. The noise sounds like someone dumping out a gallon of water to fast and it goes "glug/glug".

There is nothing dripping from the bottom of the car. I'm thinking it's the cooolant overflow tank. But why would it make the "glug/glug" sound?

Any ideas?
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Old 19 Dec 2007, 08:31 pm
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Default Re: Bubbling noise

how is your coolant level?
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 09:08 am
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Default Re: Bubbling noise

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how is your coolant level?
Coolant level is a little above the hot mark in the overflow tank when this happens.
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Old 20 Dec 2007, 11:43 pm
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Default Re: Bubbling noise

it sounds like its just steam escaping into your overflow bottle. when hot, the overflow bottle will be a little overfull as the steam has forced some coolant out of the system. when the system cools, itll draw the coolant back in. you could have a small airpocket in your cooling system. check your level when its cold, add up tot he cold line. it should burp itself.if not, there is a bleeder screw located under your filler neck, this can be utilized to bleed air from the system. i only suggest the bleeder when the system is relatively cool though.
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Old 24 Dec 2007, 01:16 pm
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Default Re: Bubbling noise

Temp gauge okay? the gurgling is a sign some of the coolant is boiling.
Oil on dipstick clean?
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I would replace the rad cap. You typically would not hear that much coolant gurgling into the catch can. Better safe than overheating on the side of the road. They are real cheap.
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