Where does the water go? Kia Sorento 2005

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Asked by May 16, 2017 at 12:48 PM about the 2005 Kia Sorento EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Kia Sorento EX with a new motor changed out almost 2
years ago now.  Last winter I had an explosion (well not really that bad) but
steam was coming from the area of the firewall around the center of the car
and found to have a heater hose burst so it was replaced.  

Since then, it ran hot, heater blew cold and I have to continuously monitor
the reservoir because it frequently runs out.  During the summer now with
the A/C it'll start to rise in temperature and in the winter with the heater
blowing, it'll run hot when it gets low of water.

Before this began I noticed an odd sound along the firewall area.  There
have been guesses of air in the water lines but it sounds to me like water
being sprayed at a high rate of pressure.

Any ideas where the water could be going?  The sound is maybe coming
from inside the dash like a heater core location but there's never any wet
area to spot so I'm stumped.

3 Answers

68,325

If no water can be found by leaks,you may be loosing fluid via tail pipe,meaning you have a bad head gasket or head crack leaking fluid out the exhaust side,caused by over heating.

52,115

I'll bet the head gasket is bad.

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This would happen in an engine that was "supposedly" new from the factory when installed? Granted it's a little over a year old but has not been neglected in any way. I'm questioning whether or not the engine was in fact "new" or if the mechanics just charged us that way.

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