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Coolant Leak on hyundai


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Azmntman
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Oct 4, 2020, 9:46 AM

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Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In

Hyundai santa fe, 2002, 312k miles, 2.7L and.
My radiator leaked and engine over-heated.
Replaced everything in cooling system and no leaks.
However, a small drip has now shown up 1week later, coming from behind valve head and going down by oil filter. Only drips about a cup or two then stops.
Is this a head gasket leak or poss a crack and how to tell?
No water in oil showing up.


Hammer Time
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Oct 4, 2020, 11:31 AM

Post #2 of 7 (180 views)
Re: Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In


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Is this a head gasket leak or poss a crack and how to tell?


By actually looking to see where it is leaking from during a pressure test.



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Azmntman
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Oct 5, 2020, 8:17 AM

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Re: Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In

Thanks. Transverse mounted engine and have to remove valve covers and more to even see area.
Then won't be able to run engine.
So, I guess I'm up a creek.


Hammer Time
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Oct 5, 2020, 8:23 AM

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Re: Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In

We deal with these issues every day. We use mirrors and other tools to find these issues.



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Double J
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Oct 5, 2020, 9:18 AM

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Re: Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In

Do you see the coolant leaking from behind the Air Conditioning compressor by any chance?
If so, its most likely water pump leaking
Hyundai engineers machined a passage way in the timing cover area so when the water pump goes bad, the coolant leaks out the rear weep hole and not out the front onto the timing belt
Still need to verify this as HT mentioned.




Here is a video that gives you a visual of what I'm taking about


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Hammer Time
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Oct 5, 2020, 12:57 PM

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Re: Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In

Yeah, Chrysler did that too on one of their engines. The weep hole was all the way on the side of the engine next to the T-stat and everybody thinks the T-stat is leaking only to find out after replacing it that it was the water pump.



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Azmntman
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Oct 5, 2020, 1:15 PM

Post #7 of 7 (113 views)
Re: Coolant Leak on hyundai Sign In

Thank you all for advice.
Will find a scope or something to see if I can see down in there.
Will keep you all in formed so others might know also.






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