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Old 07-14-2006, 07:12 PM
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Default 2001 coolant leak

Are these prone to leak at certain areas? I cannot find the leak from the life of me. I've visually inspected quite a bit. I have replaced the lower radiator hose. It leaks from the passenger front side of the car.

Any help would be great.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:17 AM
 
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What year is the car? What motor?
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i had to replace my intake gasket....

1300 bucks at the stealership.. lol
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Old 07-15-2006, 11:07 AM
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From my understanding this is/has been quite common with the 3.4L...
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:30 PM
 
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Yes it is quite common for the intake to leak. There is an updated lower intake gasket designed to prevent this condition. You can tell the difference from the 2 by the color of the embedded gasket. The original one is orange. The updated one is teal.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:56 PM
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its a 2001 with the 3800. do the intake gaskets leak on the 3800's also?
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Yes they do tend to leak at the corners. Look down below the intake at all 4 corners. Also check to see if the oil looks milky and the coolant as well.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:43 PM
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looks like that is the problem guys! thanks!
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Old 07-15-2006, 07:11 PM
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looks like that is the problem guys! thanks!
At least you caught it before it got worse!!


Hey NYCRISS, what is the story behind the factory applied leak tabs being used on these engines?

I am still pulling black goo from my cooling system. I am kind of worried that it may cause problems down the road...
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:53 PM
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you and me both but im going to change my hoses and flush the crap out when i do. Going to kool flex hoses in the spring. on all of the cooling system

And gettign completely away from DEXCRAP!!!!!
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