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Where is the coolant dripping from?

- if it's dripping from the overflow reservoir (jug that holds acts as a reservoir for antifreeze): means there's too much coolant in the reservoir; it should only be filled to the 'full' or 'max' line - not 100% full

- if it's leaking out of a small hole in the water pump, it means the pump seal is gone and the pump needs to be replaced. This is a very common problem in older Celica's

- if it leaking from a hose, tighten it slightly (or replace if cracked)

- if it's leaking from the radiator, get the radiater repaired/replaced: NOTE: there is a drain valve on the bottom of the radiator that you should be able to finger-tighten if it's not completely shut off. Make sure it's snuggly tightenen BY HAND (if you use a tool and tighten it too hard , it'll break)

Overall, the car shouldn't leak antifreeze: Jap motors are more-tightly designed that North Am. cars and if you've got a leak, something is loose, broken or worn out.

Note that if it's just water (have a taste on your fingertip, but don't go overboard!), coming from the rear of the engine compartment, it could just be condensing from the air conditioner. Happens particulalry in hot weather.

Which is perfectly fine and nothing to worry about.

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