antifreeze/reserve bottle

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Old 07-10-2019, 09:58 AM
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95 camaro 3.4 v6/ noticed antifreeze level was real low. only saw very small puddle of fluid under car. not sure where its coming from. my question is why isnt radiator pulling from reserve bottle when it needs antifreeze. no blockage on reserve bottle.
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:22 AM
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If the cooling system has a leak, there will be no vacuum created to pull coolant from the recovery bottle as the system cools down.
 
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:35 PM
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guess i'll have to find the leak. thanks
 
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:30 AM
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common failure points, radiator cap, overflow hose or tank pipe leak, water pump failure,lower intake manifold gasket.
 
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:00 AM
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ok, the antifreeze is coming out pretty good now. i can't find the leak for the life of me. it's dripping off the frame right under the crank. do you think it could be coming out of bottom of water pump cause i can't see that area. also hearing a slight knock. don't know if it's related or not. can't tell where it's coming from.
 
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:06 PM
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the weep hole where coolant comes out when pump fails is at the bottom of the pump under the pulley. another fail point in that area is the front cover on the passenger side. gasket fails. are you getting any coolant in the oil? another fail point in that area is the plastic elbows behind the alternator/ac pump mounting bracket
 

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Old 07-11-2019, 02:15 PM
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here is a video I made for someone else that had coolant coming down on the passenger side

 
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no antifreeze in oil
 
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