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    Need Help, White smoke, and coolant leaking.

    So I'm a new member here that just bought a 2002 WRX sedan. love it. Excuse my low level of knowledge but yesterday after driving, my car would start producing white smoke from the hood scoop and right side (the side of the turbo). I had noticed a few days prior that I had replaced my coolant after my mechanic said it had leaked into the water pump but fixed it. Now after the smoke started showing up, I checked my coolant level and it went from 1/3 to almost empty, in a matter of a day. I am not sure what are the possibilities of this, maybe a head gasket? Sorry, but it would be great if you guys could add some input or perhaps give me a method to check other possibly affected components of the car. Thanks!

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    A hose is more likely and there are several there.

    Park the car until you find the leak.

    If you can't drive it without overheating do NOT tow it; only use a flatbed to have it transported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    A hose is more likely and there are several there.

    Park the car until you find the leak.

    If you can't drive it without overheating do NOT tow it; only use a flatbed to have it transported.
    well i have checked for leaks under the car and nothing seems to show up. the temp gauge shows that the car is running at normal temps, checked my oil and didnt find anything unusual. so perhaps a hose? thanks again

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    Check on top of the motor not under. Hopefully a hose. Find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Check on top of the motor not under. Hopefully a hose. Find it.
    alright will do. having my brother come down to give it a look from a better perspective and will let you know what comes up, thanks for the input!

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