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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL1 4dr Sedan

2002 Oldsmobile Alero
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
24 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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October 14, 2012, 2:33 pm

Alex P

Question: what causes it to leak antifreeze fluid from out of the two closed panels under the car?

there was smoke coming under the hood i have oil in it the antifreeze is leaking out under the car soon as I put it in the car.. there is also a leak of an unknow fluid (kind of smell like gas but smell wasnt that strong) out of the piece at the end of the engine on the same side as the antifreeze reseviour..

October 21, 2012, 2:55 pm

Elizabeth K

Oil in the antifreeze is usually a sign of a blown head gasket. Typically, a head gasket will blow when the engine is overheated. If you have a large anti-freeze leak and the coolant level got too low, that could have caused the overheating problem. If you're trying to find the location of the leak, you'll have to remove those panels beneath the engine to see it better.

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