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    coolant leaking just right behind the oil pan

    Hello, my 02 wrx has been leaking very light for some time but recently i noticed that its been leaking quite a bit. I can't exactly pin point where it may be coming from but it looks like somewhere behind the oil pan. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    Did you check the area around your turbo? These cars use coolant to cool down the turbo so it may be leaking from a cracked hose or something. It may also help to try and clean it all up as best as possible and then check a day later to see where it may be coming from.
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    Ive been having the exact same problem with my 02 bugeye. Started to leave palm sized puddles . This started when it got really cold outside ( below freezing) and it only happens during the first start up of the day. I probably park and restarts the car atleast 5-8 times a day, maaaaabey more. And it only would leak on the first start of the day. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now. Well just yesterday morning, not only did it start dripping again , but it was sizzzling coolant creating smoke. I noticed it smoke coming from my front grill and hood scoop. It dripping onto a pipe right by my front passenger wheel, just on the inside of it. Im not very knowledgable of the wrx yet, only had my baby for aboyt 5 months now and still learnin. I knoww....newbie over Did you ever figure out what ur problem was? Im going to go out right now and snap some pics now that its not raining out ( portland,or) .

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