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2001 Chevrolet Blazer Question: leaking antifreeze

 

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Visitor, Mount Vernon, WA, April 06, 2010, 20:01

leaking antifreeze after the vehicle has cooled down

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    M_Kast April 06, 2010, 21:14
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    I do not see any question. Would you like to ask one?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 06, 2010, 21:18
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    The way an automotive shop would locate the leak is by removing the radiator car and attaching an adapter that screws on in place of the radiator cap. Something that looks like a bicycle pump with a pressure gauge attached to it is used to "pump up" pressure to simulate pressure generated when the cooling system is at operating temperature, the leak is then found sometimes it is obviously leaking from a coolant hose or cracked housing, failed gasket or water pump, sometimes the engines cooling system needs to be inspected from below or inspected using a mirror and flash light.

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