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Old 10-27-2010, 02:26 PM
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I have a 1997 Ford Escort that my little gas getter, and it has a minor coolant leak. I've looked at the local car parts stores and found a couple different products. There are ones you have to drain the whole cooling system and there's some that are just pour in. Should I find the exact source of the leak also or should I just pour and go haha. Thanks in advance.
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I'd find the leak. If its on the radiator itself, pull it out and take it to a radiator shop.

Those leak sealers can get expensive when they block up the coolant passages in the motor.
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That's what I was worried about Thanks!
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i would definiately try to locate the source of the leak other wise the problem could get worse
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Sealers = bad idea.
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They don't even help out in a pinch. If the leak is small, you can usually nurse it home. If the leak is too big, it won't help anyways.
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Those products are worthless. I tried on a radiator/heater core leak with no results. Find the leak dont waste your money!
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