It can be narrowed down to three common core reasons as to why the coolants leaks, with each of those reasons varying in other possibilities and also in the extent of the damage. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The electrical wiring harness was corroded due to the coolant leak. Then remove the flange from the block and clean up the dried up coolant and the surface of the block where the flange mounts. Some fixed it by Backyard engineering their own hose and connections. Get ready because you will get a face full trust me here of coolant dripping when you try to pull the hose.
Very easy to miss a leak there. Rear of engine transmission side. Diminished Fuel Economy Engines are designed to work under very specific operating conditions. Your Coolant Light Is On Most modern vehicles are equipped with warning lights for engine temperature. Don't just take my word for it and phone for an estimate.
If you need further assistance with , then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you. I took my time with this step -- it could be fast or it could take a long time. Another sign of a leak would be if your vehicles engine suddenly overheats, sometimes there can even be a coolant smell if it is leaking. Took it to a reputable mechanic ; had a pressure test and visual inspection done. I could swear that I specifically checked for that leak, but thank you very much. Looks like you're suspecions are correct.
When the vehicle is running the coolant, temperatures will rise gradually letting the coolant expand and moving the excess into the reservoir through rubber hoses. Tags: , , , Hi, 2003 Dodge Cummins diesel. In this pic if it works. Hi Brikk, I have coolant leaking on my Volvo D5 engine. In 2004 Jettas with the 2.
Place your new coolant flange into the block: 11. Is G11 the only thing to put in or can I use regular inexpensive, readily available stuff? Also, I flushed the coolant as I added a lot of distilled water removed lower radiator hose and pumped compressed air. Remove the engine cover if applicable , remove your air box and the tubing that connects it to the throttle body and set it to the side. Crawl back underneath and install your new dual hose assembly; I used the screw hose clamps instead of the spring clamps -- you decide, but it was easier for me to use a screwdriver and a socket to get all 4 tightened. Take a well deserved break because you've earned it.
Finding out the type of leak your coolant system has is not that difficult, however, locating it can be more of a challenge. Is it worth it to go ahead and put in new adapters and the retaining clips and all that little stuff as well? You will have to clarify behind the oil pan. Solution: Simply replace your radiator cap with one the fits correctly. What I don't understand is that the floor in the back on the driver side up against the back portion where your heals would be is wet with coolant. Red crusty residue near the transmission on the underside of the car: 2. My 96 Passat has been leaking coolant which I have located to be from both ends of the lower radiator hose. This is a good time to start checking for obvious leaks under your vehicle.
Remember driving while your engine is overheating or your coolant system is malfunctioning can lead to expensive repairs like engine replacement. For the time being he wants me to monitor the problem and hopefully something will show up. The 1st hose is connected there. Solution: Bring your vehicle to an auto repair shop for diagnosis unless you know how to disassemble your engine. How the heck is coolant getting there? There's not much else over there though as far as coolant, unless ofcourse the headgasket is leaking to the outside. And yea, coolant in the rear carpet Thanks 98fire It's downhill from the front foot well to the rear foot well of the car. The leak is from the hose running just below the tandem pump spraying up according to the mechanic.
This is as far as I can see up above the bolts in previous picture. I could swear that I specifically checked for that leak, but thank you very much. Use a black light and yellow glasses to see a neon glow. In many 2004 Jettas, a coolant leak can be a precursor to a hose bursting or flying off, which severely limits how far you can drive before your engine overheats. The car had recently been inspected and was working perfectly fine except for a small coolant leak up until today, so we have no idea what caused such a sudden combustion. It swells up and will start leaking overtime. He noticed the coolant light come on, and so looked at the temp gauge and saw that it had not risen any higher than normal.
Replace the hose s if you notice coolant coming out of them. Coolant is highly toxic, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves and always clean up spills promptly as animals are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant. An external leak The easiest to pin point what the problem is would be if it is an external leak. I would still bet that it's shooting up and then dripping down. Also, I had a little problem mounting air intake to the turbo; for some reason plastic intake at the end of air intake tube was not screwed in and came off with the tube.
Forum Jump Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post i. I have had a coolant leak for over 3 months, I believe it is coming from the upper part of the engine above the transmission, but I just can not find the starting point. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle overheated and stalled without warning, the parking brake failed, and the rear driver side door had issues opening. Please post what you bought, did, or used for material to solve the problem. So I'm going to have a guy fix it along with a break fluid leak located at the rr caliper or line. I had a mirror and my fingers in there.