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post #1 of 12 Old 02-24-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Coolant Everywhere!

OK its concentrated driver side under hood, suspension, and all the way down the side to the rear fender flare.

Need some suggestions. Was driving down e-way and started feeling hotter than normal (only run the vent heat doesn't work well and a/c not cold), its about 70 out today. I looked down and noticed it was running hot, just past the 210 mark. With the amount of coolant on the front fender and down the side I was expecting to see a blown hose or a hole in one but nothing. I ran it for a few minutes and still nothing. There is still coolant in the reservoir.

Is it possible that for the coolant to have come out the vent tube on the backside of the reservoir? It should not have been overfilled, its been a few months since I had to fill it up, have a very small leak somewhere, never seen a drip or smelled a leak just have to fill it up a couple of times in the last year and a half.

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post #2 of 12 Old 02-24-2012, 04:35 PM
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Check top of radiator for a split by the cap. They have been known to split open.

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when it warms up a hole in the radiator hose may open up spraying out coolant.
Just something to look for.

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Not dealing with stock stuff here?
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Wishful thinking... Sorry its a V6 4.0
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Wishful thinking... Sorry its a V6 4.0
I6.

And check the crimps on the radiator for leakage.
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Wishful thinking... Sorry its a V6 4.0
I was gonna say..... but it's an Inline 6.
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Oh man I am diggin myself deeper here yes I6....
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-24-2012, 07:31 PM
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Is it possible that for the coolant to have come out the vent tube on the backside of the reservoir? It should not have been overfilled, its been a few months since I had to fill it up, have a very small leak somewhere, never seen a drip or smelled a leak just have to fill it up a couple of times in the last year and a half.
Yes it is.

How full are you filling the reservoir?...
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post #11 of 12 Old 02-24-2012, 08:28 PM
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Had mine blow some out a few weeks ago due to a dumba** move on my part. I had checked the fluid level and apparently had not put the radiator cap back on all the way. It was on, but not locked in and it blew out antifreeze, didn't take much to look like it was a lot. Sometimes it is just some dumb luck on our own part.
Just something else to check.
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post #12 of 12 Old 02-26-2012, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like it is a leaking radiator and it got too low. Now starts the search for a new radiator.

Thanks Dice48 for the help today!
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