Hey, I was wondering if anyone's had a problem with coolant leaking from the radiator or the radiator hose etc? I've had this problem for a couple of weeks and have been to the dealer to change the hose but that hasn't helped, plan another trip tomorrow I guess...
i've filled the coolant tank probably 3 times...(after getting my car back from the dealer) and after a few hours the tank is at minimum...also you can see the dried up coolant on areas around the radiator hose...first they just cleaned out and adjusted the hose, the next time they replaced it...i can't visually see where the leak is though
If you run your vehicle for 3 or 4 miles to get it hot and then park it and watch it you should see where the leak is. If you don't its probably not good as Y2KSE aluded to. Check your tailpipe for white smoke when running (antifreeze) and your dipstick. You have megga coolant going somewhere. You need to find that leak F-A-S-T. Driving a vehicle whth water in the oil destroys bearings quickly.
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ikiris: i've filled the coolant tank probably 3 times...(after getting my car back from the dealer) and after a few hours the tank is at minimum...also you can see the dried up coolant on areas around the radiator hose...first they just cleaned out and adjusted the hose, the next time they replaced it...i can't visually see where the leak is though
Well, a couple of things could be going on.
When you are filling up the coolant, are you filling the overflow bottle? If so, perhaps the radiator may not be full and is sucking in coolant from it.
If you're losing that much coolant in such a short time, it should be kinda obvious where the coolant is going, if its a leak.
Personally, I'd take it to the dealer and say fix it. I bought a new car so someone else fixes and pays for it, not for me to have to diagnose what's wrong. Take advantage of that.
Hey, I had this problem too!! The leak was from the upper radiator hose connection to the themostat housing. They replaced both the hose and the clamp. Apparently, the clamps are special. No leaks so far...
Hey dude, if its not a leak where's the collant going?? Its not evaporating. If there's a leak that's not going into the engine block/cyl (very bad), when you park the car hot- There's either going to be a steam leak which you ought to be able to see or smell. Failing that; as the car cools and the engine falls below boiling for the antifreese/water there will still be enough pressure to push it out as liqiid. It's going to drip somewhere. That somewhere is on the ground.
If it's not that it's going into the engine or it's not leaking-perios.
Those jerks need to do a pressure test of your system. I'd go to another dealer. They are either stupid or playing games.
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