Car is getting warm. Antifreeze keeps disappearing!

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Asked by Dec 03, 2013 at 07:54 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My cars low coolant light hardly ever shuts
off. So I refill my jug regularly.  It went dry
and got warm on me. My question is where
does all this coolant keep goin?

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You tell us, wither it is leaking, or your burning it. Is any clouds of white smoke coming out of your exhaust? Do you smell coolant it in the cabin, namely the passenger side footwell? Open the hood when the engine is hot, smell around, look for wet spots or leaks. Inspect all hoses and near where the water pump/thermostat are, the radiator, coolant reservior etc. How does your transmission fluid look? It should be red, not pink. If you have an automatic, the coolant could be migrating there. Let us know what you find.

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what if the overflow bottle has a leak at the seam or hose? sounds like a pressure leak that only sprays coolant when warmed up.

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I see the leak coming from the bavk of the engine. Passenger side. Suspectin the water pump. Its a pretty steady drip

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i am going to have it looked at and estimated tomorrow. Thanks for the help guys.

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