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1998 Suzuki Sidekick Question: Puddle of antifreeze on floor on drivers side while car sitting not running

 

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hansone, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Bellingham, WA, January 20, 2014, 16:24
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Just noticed today

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    G. T. Service Center (4070 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG January 20, 2014, 16:35
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    In the front, by the tire, can you open the hood and see if it is wet.

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    hansone, January 20, 2014, 16:59
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    The puddle is inside the car on the floor on the driver side

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    ProfessorG, January 20, 2014, 17:16
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    Sorry your reply went to spam. If it's inside the car, then it would probably be a heater core leak. That the only anti-freeze that goes to the inside of the car.

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    hansone, January 20, 2014, 20:06
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    Is that a major repair or could it be something minor like a hose or a fitting, or some kind of a temporary fix ?

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    ProfessorG, January 21, 2014, 05:41
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    If it's getting inside it's more then likely the heater core itself is leaking and will probably need to be replaced. The hoses are at the fire wall and do not go inside the car. Will have to pull the dash, if no A/C it calls for 4.9 hrs, with A/C it's over 6 hrs.

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    pushrod January 21, 2014, 05:48
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    Sure it's antifreeze?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12976 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 21, 2014, 06:18
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    have cooling system pressure tested to determine source of leak

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    hansone, January 22, 2014, 17:15
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    Same car 1998 Suzuki Sidekick right headlight only works on high beam even with brand new bulb. Left headlight works and parking lights work on both sides. What might be problem and what can we check?

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    ProfessorG, January 22, 2014, 17:33
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    Check the ground and power at the connector for the bulb.

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