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1994 Volvo 940 Question: I have a good amount of coolant dumping onto my exhaust.

 

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miknrita, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Chico, CA, January 12, 2013, 17:42
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I cant see in there very well but it seems to be coming out of the draincock area. Not 100% but wondering if draincock could fail or open on its own. I have had the car for about a year without this problem. Should I just try to tighten draincock?

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    January 12, 2013, 21:15
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    pressure test cooling system

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    miknrita, January 13, 2013, 03:29
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    I think your right. After further inspection it looks like it might be the metal heater core return tube. In any case I had better test it to pinpoint the leak before I start trying to fix things that arent broken. Thanks for the reply.

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    February 01, 2015, 00:36
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    same thing began occurring with My car..long story short, heater core was the culprit. If your car idles in traffic or say, in the drive thru for five+ minutes, has steam ever come out of the vents into the car? Bad. Replaced and symptoms stopped. g'luck

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