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Old 20 Mar 2014, 09:38 pm
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I have a 2004 with 124,000 miles. Timing belt was changed at 80,000 miles. I replaced the thermostat and radiator within the last month. I have a coolant leak that seems to be coming from the passenger side of the car lower than the thermostat housing but leaking onto the lowest pulley. I've pulled the splash guards off and even the motor mount and still can't determine the source of the leak. I put dye in the coolant and still can't figure it out. I found that if I let the coolant go down to add mark of the coolant reservoir the leak stops. Any ideas guys?
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Old 20 Mar 2014, 10:09 pm
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That isn't the add mark, it's the cold mark. The upper mark is for when the car is warm.
If you put coolant in to the upper mark when car is cool, it'll pee out coolant when car warms up.
If level doesn't go below the low mark, you're fine.
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Old 21 Mar 2014, 12:20 am
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I appreciate the response. Sorry my description was not that great. When the coolant level is below the cold mark and the car is hot the leak stops. The location of the leaking coolant makes me suspect the water pump but figured the leaking would continue regardless of coolant level if the water pump is the source of the leak.
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Old 21 Mar 2014, 07:35 am
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I appreciate the response. Sorry my description was not that great. When the coolant level is below the cold mark and the car is hot the leak stops. The location of the leaking coolant makes me suspect the water pump but figured the leaking would continue regardless of coolant level if the water pump is the source of the leak.
I would agree. Check the hoses were the connect to the engine and the one from the overflow to the tank. need to be tight and dry. check over flow hose for holes also.
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Old 21 Mar 2014, 10:53 am
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was water pump replaces when timing belt was
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Old 22 Mar 2014, 01:19 pm
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The water pump was replaced with the timing belt.
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