Engine light went on a few months ago to check coolant. Added some. Month later, light on, added more. Week later, added more. Now every other day adding coolant. NO puddles underneath car, but drips of coolant on passenger side of lower engine. What may need replacing/repair? Thanks.
Coolant leak on 2003 Saturn LW300
by Elle001 in North Hollywood, CA on February 16, 2011
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on February 16, 2011
you obviously have a leak. you need a pressure test to find the leak. it may be a water pump or something else. dont wait too long as the leak is worse and will not get better. you do not want to damage your motor. Roy
ANSWER by xbagged on February 16, 2011
you've got a leak, and if it goes unchecked, it can lead to something alot worse than a leak- and a headache more than adding coolant daily or weekly.. could be a number of things, a hose, waterpump, thermostat housing, a pressure check will lead the way to finding your problem.. Come down to the shop for a FREE diagnosis, only for you Elle001 and your Saturn, since you are using RepairPal! GIve us a call! 818-846-2210
ANSWER by Visitor on March 19, 2011
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