The problem is when I put anti freeze in the reserve tank it runs right out.

Asked by Oct 11, 2015 at 11:27 AM about the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 XLS montero Mitsusbishi.  The engine light isn't on and it
doesn't over heat. It runs, sounds great. It started losing coolant and within
days when I put anti freeze in the reserve tank it runs right out.  I have
been to three shops and all say it a done deal, get rid of the car,  but can't
tell me why. Any help here?  I love my car but no one seems to want to
work on them.

3 Answers

1,495

Do you see any antifreeze on the ground where you park? Does any white smoke come from the tail pipe? do you smell antifreeze when you stop a light? What you need to do is go to a garage, have them pressure test your cooling system, if that don't work have them put d dye in the coolant and drive it a day and bring it back to look for the dye with a black light. If this fails to give you the answer then you could do a block test, so that if any exhaust gasses are getting into the cooling system you know it would be a head gasket leak. check your oil to see if its not going there either.

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I do see antifreeze on the ground where I park. No white smoke from tail pipe, no smell of antifreeze when I stop at a light. Pressure test was done. No coolant in oil. Thank you so very much.

1,495

well its going somewhere, the dye test and the block test need to ne done.

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