coolant leak
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4

This is a discussion on coolant leak within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I'm home on vacation and i discover a leak. My bug started to overheat so I stopped numerous times ...

  1. #1
    Registered User 2002_wagon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Orlando, Fl

    coolant leak

    So I'm home on vacation and i discover a leak. My bug started to overheat so I stopped numerous times to cool it down til I got home. Now i am at a loss. The radiator is fine so is the coolant hoses. The lines on top are not leaking. After some investigating i lifted the car up and removed the bumper and splash guards. I can not see where exactly the leak is coming from all i know is that it is in between the passenger fender and the motor. I can't see over nor under the vehicle to see where it is exactly coming from, any suggestions? once the car is warm and running it pours out. thanks in advance. Oh and if you don't know I drive a 2002 wry wagon. Im figuring that since the car has been sitting for the last 6 months maybe a hose rooted out. the only things that has been done since i got home for vacation is clutch install and oil change I've only driven it 213 miles.
    278whp 286tq blouch 16g @ 17.5psi
    "My 02 wagon build"
    Operation Iraqi Freedom x3
    WRX wagon MAFIA #68

  2. Remove Advertisements

  3. #2
    Super Moderator (Actually a SuperSpy) SD_GR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    CA, US
    I Support ClubWRX
    Numerous coolant lines there, sorry, you'll have to ID the source and go from there.
    The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929
    WRX Info Links, Courtesy TheJ
    DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed are the author's alone and are inherently worthless.

  4. #3
    Captain James of the SS Impreza has gone down with the ship Drews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Davey Jones Locker
    I Support ClubWRX
    My advice...fill up the coolant system then run the car. You'll be able to either see coolant leaking or see where the car starts smoking.
    Hawk-Eye Alliance #Eleventy,000,000,000|N.E.R.D. Member 20,000
    Stable: 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo (Matte Grey), 06 LGT, 98 RS, 16 Crosstrek

    Resident Clubdub Debbie Downer. I'd love your ideas if you kept them to yourself. Subarus suck, get a new wife.

    Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you to their level and beat you with experience.

  5. Remove Advertisements

  6. #4
    Registered User UEDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Santa Ana, CA
    My old civic did this when it had a pinhole leak.
    Rev the gas a little and I'll pour out even more.

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts