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    water sound from engine, while in driver seat

    Today I started my car, its 23 degrees fahrenheit. I heard a sound which sounded like water moving from the engine bay, as if it were right on the other side of the dash board.

    I know this isn't very imforative, I just have no idea what it is. Any idea what it is, or if it is something bad?
    Josh
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    Likely hearing coolant flowing through your heater core.
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    ^my thoughts exactly...

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    When I revved the engine it sounded like the liquid was flowing.

    Is it anything to worry about?
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    You very very likely need to top off your coolant and possibly burp it also.
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    okay I will check that. Just to clarify, when burping, you run the engine with the air conditioning on high?
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    The cliff notes are run it to operating temperature with the heater on high while topping off the upper reservoir and squeeze the hoses and stuff to dislodge any air. You may get by just refilling the overflow to the full line and topping off the reservoir though.
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    I checked my overflow and it is perfect right on the full line, but i do need to top off the reservoir a little bit.
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