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How can you tell if antifreeze is leaking into your engine?


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2007-02-23 20:26:38
2007-02-23 20:26:38

Look at the oil on the dipstick. If you have antifreeze leaking into the crankcase the oil will be milky.


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you might have a blown head gasket and the coolant is leaking into the cylender and the engine is burning it.

antifreeze does not enter the engine at any time. locate and follow your radiator hoses and follow then and check for cracks or punctures.

Either one of the heater hoses are leaking or you have a freeze plug on the side of the engine leaking.

Usually a leaking hose into or out of the water pump (depending on its location), or the water pump gasket.

look on the ground and follow it straight up to the engine

Your car shouldn't "burn" antifreeze. If it actually is "burning" antifreeze then chances are you have a blown/leaking head gasket or possibly a cracked engine block which allows antifreeze to enter the combustion chambers. If your antifreeze is just disappearing then it is probably leaking out from somewhere. Possible leak areas to check out would be the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump, and the heater core. Most of the time if the heater core is leaking you'll be able to smell the antifreeze inside the car while the engine is running and the heater is on.

Most of the time it is because the water pump is going out and it is leaking where the pulley is on the engine.

You can tell your rear engine is leaking by looking under your rear engine and see if there's drops hitting the ground.

Have it checked out soon and don't let the engine overheat!

antifreeze smell inside car means that there is antifreeze leak somewhere. first check for wet spots under car when parked after running.if anti freeze is leaking from engine it will pool on the ground next check to see if heater core is leaking. that is usually the problem. if heater core is leaking, replace it

Antifreeze will be leaking in the floorboard on the passenger side, there will be a smell of antifreeze through the vents.

Usually there will be a repeating chirping noise during engine running, also your tempurture gauge reads hot . with me, i was leaking antifreeze/coolant, but not all the time

A bubble sounds from the engine usually indicates that the engine is seriously overheating. It is best to turn off the engine and call a mechanic. Adding antifreeze may help, but it is likely leaking somewhere.

Sounds like you may have a cracked cylinder head. Get an expert to look at it SOON.

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