i dont know if it is my radiator or the hose how do i find out?

Asked by Oct 20, 2013 at 03:07 AM about the 1991 Mercury Sable 4 Dr GS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

raditor leaks or just a hose, no pressure in cap but i cant go very far without having to stop
and add water , car is not overheating

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Simplest way is to top off the coolant system, start the engine and let it warm up to operating temperature and open the hood and or get under the car to see where the leak is. Another way is to pressurize the system using a tool like this....http://www.usatoolwarehouse.com/usatoolwarehouse/OTC-7991.html

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Yes. We can't help you until you locate the leak. Idling in one spot should allow you to norrow down the search and locate it, Start with the rad and rad hoses. Check the water pump seal. Check the smaller hoses, heater hoses, etc. Last intake manifolds or frost plugs in the block. Narrow it down then we can help.

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