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Old 10-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys,
95 4door JX Sidekick, 1.6L 16Valve Auto trans. I have a coolant leak I can't find. It is somewhere near the firewall, doesn't seem to be the heater core hoses going through the firewall. Not the heater core itself. Seems to be coming from the rear of the block somewhere, maybe where the "other " heater core line goes, haven't been able to trace excactly where it goes. Anything else on the back of the block where coolant could leak? Any tips will be investigated.
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You have ascertained this hopefully by finding coolant on the ground under the car? Or do you have a mystery leak, where you need to add coolant but have no idea where it's going (check your oil dipstick). The heater core hoses run back to the rear of the block - follow them back out from the firewall and check there. Pretty much a PIA to get to from the top of the car. Normally it would be fairly easy to see any coolant leak, as the phosphorescent green will show up, or pressure test the system. You can make a homemade tester (suitable for leaks) using an old radiator cap, rubber insert and a schrader valve, then pump it with a tire pump.
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Thanks for the reply, Bex. Definatly a leak, first saw coolant on the front driveshaft, the heater hoses go through the firewall above it but no signs of a leak there. Then it seems to be dripping from the driver's side rear of the block. I'll try to follow that hose and see if I can locate it.

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leaks are where you find them?
under 14psi (or near) pressure, they squirt (and land by the GODS alone "chaos")
so , stand there with hot motor (fully hot , 10miles driving) then just look
i promise you that under that pressure the leak will be seen.
look on right front floor mats too.
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Long time no end to this till now. My problem was a leaking waterpump gasket, replaced the water pump and gasket and no more leak. Thanks to all for the help.

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