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justin93m 03-04-2014 11:15 AM

Coolant leak?! Had for months!
new to this forum, but i have an 03 wrx engine and transmission have both been replaced, did not replace thermostat or water pump. i have a coolant leak but only when the car starts and is cold, but once it gets to normal temp there is no more leak. brand new headgaskets from cometic put on 3 months ago. [B]water pump? bad Rad? the resivoir will drain but the car wont overheat till its empty, oil is fine and no smoke or anything? HELP PLEASE!!![/B]

Any ideas please!

06_hawk_eye 03-04-2014 11:22 AM

Pressure test?

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justin93m 03-04-2014 11:26 AM

tested it and it held pressure and no leak, but it might have been warm when they did it

justin93m 03-04-2014 12:08 PM

any other suggestions, i took it to the dealership and they didnt even know what was wrong. just once the car starts it leaks then will get to normal temp and not leak, a gasket? but which one?

Epictofer 03-04-2014 01:07 PM

possible water pump seal- when the shaft is turning it could cause it to leak. that could be why its doing it only when its running. seen it happen on an audi once. other wise pressure test with it running, if that doesn't find it then drive it till it gets worse? no don't do that.

justin93m 03-04-2014 01:31 PM

yea, once i start the car it will leak, but when car reaches normal temp it wont leak again till the car gets cold and starts again.

pzr2874 03-05-2014 09:51 AM

you HAVE to be able to see where it's leaking from.

justin93m 03-05-2014 10:05 AM

its coming from the area around th bottom rad hose.

pzr2874 03-06-2014 06:43 AM

replace the hose or at least take it off and chk for cracks. Might be something simple.

justin93m 03-06-2014 08:28 AM

okay thank you!

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