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Old 12-04-2003, 08:33 AM   #1
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2000 rs

Question coolant leak

i have a coolant leak 2000 2.5 rs that i cant seem to find well its actually 2 leaks one is the upper radiator hose but I just tightend the clamp the other is the pain in the @ss It seems to be leaking some where around the steering linkage above the control arm(at least I think its the control arm) and it runs its way down onto
the cv joint boot and also onto the crossmember and then dripping onto the ground. the two coolant lines that are in that area dont seem to be the problem and there is not enough room to see where its leaking. I have not experienced any cels and the car runs normal no high temps or anything.

can someone please help me so I can save some money and fix it myself.

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Old 12-04-2003, 10:38 PM   #2
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Do you have access to about 20 psi of air? Pull the coolant overflow hose off and blow it in there. You should be able to find the leak very easily.

The 20 psi is what I used. Use caution and do not exceed what you think is necessary. I would not exceed 20 psi.

Good luck

My leak turned out to be the lower radiator log. It became very obvious when I put the iar to it.
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:28 AM   #3
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I didn' t use air, but I also ended up locating a leak in the lower log, (heh, I said log) by removing the radiator, flushing/rinsing it and then...blowing into it real hard. I guess that's in the neighborhood. I heard a slight hiss, and got bubbles....and a little dizzy. Anyway, until I can locate/budget a nice new one, I use Bar's aluminum stop-leak. Also comes in copper, and some weird organic compund...I think cinnamon or hazelnut.

I'm silly

seriously, though - I thought it was everything up to and including a blown head gasket, but running the stop-leak (which is cheap), hy-per-lube (or watter wetter), distilled water and maybe a quart or two of the green stuff, I've been cool as a cucumber, and there's no puddles where I park.
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