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Old 11-13-2016, 07:51 AM
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So yesterday im trying to find where this whinning is coming from , drove the jeep to do a few errands came back parked, and got out , shut the door , and bam i hear all this liquid flowing, so i look, its was like some spilled a few cups of the driver side corner , so after investigation i could not find the leak, fairly new rad, about 2 years old, i checked the rad it was low , so i ran the jeep , heater full blast and added some , the jeep never overheated and no more coolant came out , amazed at this , i looked under and nothing was coming out, so i drove it came back and left it run some more, no coolant loss. anyone ever have this happen , where did that coolant come from i cant find any cracked hoses the rad showed no signs of leaking ?
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:20 AM
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Radiator cap would be my guess. They are designed to release pressure at whatever rating is on cap, around 18psi.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:36 AM
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Yes i thought that , my buddy tried telling me no way, cause the fluid was around the cap and also dripped down on to the steering in that corner , just was curious , what it could be , ive been trying to find a few of the recent issues im having one being a squeaky fan belt , tried tightening it and was hoping this wasnt from my water pump, but i was thinking it was it would of leaked when i filled the lost fluid back up , and ran it .
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Personally I would suspect the water pump.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:54 PM
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but if it was the water pump, wouldnt come back out after i put new fluid in and ran it all day , it never lost any more coolant
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:44 PM
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How old is the rad cap?
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Old 11-14-2016, 07:41 AM
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Old 11-15-2016, 04:27 AM
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Replace it! The best Stant cap is less than $5!
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