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2002 Mazda MPV Question: coolant of color green is leaking at rear and at next to rear wheel?

 

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repair cost, Hollis, NY, February 26, 2011, 06:54
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coolant of color green is leaking at rear of the vehicle
next to right side rear wheel and also cold air is blowing
when i use heating.No coolant leak under the radiator.
why and what is solution?

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    Brian Glastetter February 26, 2011, 08:45
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    I would suspect that your vehicle is equipped with rear climate control. If so, then I would strongly suspect that the rear heater core is ruptured and leaking. A cooling system pressure test must be performed to verify.

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    Villageauto from Village Auto, March 01, 2011, 14:05
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    THERE ARE COOLANT LINES GOING TO THE REAR HEAT CORE. BEFORE CONDEMNING THE HEAT CORE, HAVE A COMPETENT TECH PRESSURE TEST THE SYSTEM TO DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THE LEAK

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    geojose September 14, 2011, 14:32
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    Man i had same issue, the oldest vans with rear heat equiped they used metal tubing for coolant and that fail after few years. Stupid manufacturs!!!!. Now they using aluminium lines which last life time. Its actuly two parts from engine to middle of car and from middle to rear heater core another.I made my own line if your a handy man you can make line with cooper tube.

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    lugnut306, June 29, 2013, 14:19
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    ya metal lines under the van. multiple leaks what a pisser. what kind of fitting's did you use when going with copper? I probably have enough old stuff lying around. probably cheaper than going to a shop. and im not Shure I could make it. shes bleeding bad. thanks for the advice.

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