antifreeze is almost gone

Asked by Dec 21, 2014 at 05:27 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

in 2 months antifreeze is half missing in radiator.39000 original miles

5 Answers

its a 2wd 4.3 vortex hope its not a blown head gasket im not sure.truck runs and drives nice.we lost heat so i checked antifreeze and its way low.we just did a flush and fill and new thermostat about a month ago.39000 original miles

251,635

It's leaking from somewhere. Hose, radiator, water pump, etc. Fill it up and go for a drive for at least 20mins to warm the engine up and pull over and pop the hood. See and smell where it is leaking from. Get under the truck too.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5,445

It might not be leaking at all since you just had some work done on it. There might have been air still in the system when they handed it back to you as done. Every time I do work on the system, I make sure the coolant bottle is completely filled when I finish because I know that when the engine cools, the vacuum will start pulling coolant back into the radiator/block.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

i filled up radiator and overflow.drove truck 20 min or so.leek on ground under or somewhat under drivers seat.things looked wet and it was dex cool on the ground i see a drain hose in the area and hoses to radiator high pressure maybe noticed that radiator cap after that drive wasn't even hot Luke warm lower radiator hose upper hose not to warm either but up here in Vermont it was 25 ish.so confused over this 4.3 vortex 40000 miles on this truck.seems like allot of moisture out tailpipe to.hope it is not head gasket ect .thanks for any help with info on this .Tim

I have a block that has less than 40,000 miles on it and i will let it go cheap,i have no use for it after husband left me

Your Answer

S-10

Looking for a Used S-10 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,271 nationwide S-10 listings starting at $1,800.

ZIP:

Chevrolet S-10 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    2,370
  • #2
    Trebor66
    Reputation
    1,030
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Ranger
166 Great Deals out of 5,526 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,166 Great Deals out of 181,094 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Sonoma
6 Great Deals out of 444 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
578 Great Deals out of 41,954 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-150
2,170 Great Deals out of 181,253 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Dakota
116 Great Deals out of 3,647 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 1,140 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Frontier
331 Great Deals out of 21,004 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
796 Great Deals out of 67,430 listings starting at $1,350
Used Dodge Ram 1500
402 Great Deals out of 10,724 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500
892 listings starting at $3,195
Used Chevrolet Camaro
434 Great Deals out of 31,716 listings starting at $2,395
Used Toyota Tundra
446 Great Deals out of 33,526 listings starting at $1,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.