: Coolant Leak



Kmajecki
06-15-07, 10:24 AM
I have been noticing a significant amount of something dripping from the car when i get home. I just assumed it was the AC, well 2 weeks of this and the low coolant light came on last night. Obviously it's a slow leak but i still want to fix it. I took off the air dam ma-bobber last night so i could see where it's dripping from when i got to work this morning. The car is so damn low i couldnt see much, but it appeared to be coming from around the transmission. Does the antifreeze/coolant run through the tranny? I had that belt split a couple weeks ago too so i thought maybe it sliced a hose. Any help would be appreciated!

The Tony Show
06-15-07, 10:30 AM
The early radiators had a defective crimp on the bottom. The airlow under the car blows the coolant everywhere, so it's tough to tell where it's coming from.

Take it to your dealer, and ask them to check the bulletin regarding leaking radiators. There's a VIN breakpoint (I think) that tells them if the radiator is the old part#. The good news is even if that's not the issue, a coolant leak will be fully covered by warranty.

Kmajecki
06-15-07, 10:34 AM
The early radiators had a defective crimp on the bottom. The airlow under the car blows the coolant everywhere, so it's tough to tell where it's coming from.

Take it to your dealer, and ask them to check the bulletin regarding leaking radiators. There's a VIN breakpoint (I think) that tells them if the radiator is the old part#. The good news is even if that's not the issue, a coolant leak will be fully covered by warranty.

What if i just hit 50k miles??? 50,700 this morning :confused: Is this like a recall thing or warranty?

The Tony Show
06-15-07, 11:07 AM
It's warranty, but dealers have the authority to "bend" the rules on cars that have recently gone out. If you have serviced your car at this dealer and have always treated them right, now is when you will reap the benefits. This is why I always advise people not to get pissy with their service department.

If it is the radiator but they don't want to do anything for you, I'd gently press the issue that it's a known problem with the car, not just a random failure.

Good luck, and keep us informed.

tx_metabaron
06-15-07, 11:11 AM
05-06-02-005A TSB Coolant Leak (Replace Radiator) November 3, 2005
05-06-02-005 TSB Coolant Leak (Replace Radiator) April 12, 2005

I just had mine replaced under warranty,same issue.

Good luck and let us know if your dealer treat you right :)

Kmajecki
06-15-07, 12:08 PM
Does anyone has some more documentation oh this? I have the pdf of a bulletin regarding the competitive driving mode not working, would be great to have some type of printout for this too. Thanks for the help!

OldRoadDawg
06-15-07, 01:24 PM
Does anyone has some more documentation oh this? I have the pdf of a bulletin regarding the competitive driving mode not working, would be great to have some type of printout for this too. Thanks for the help!
Thanks for reminding me that mine is beginning to seep

Kmajecki
06-15-07, 01:38 PM
You guys are awsome!

Kmajecki
06-16-07, 10:01 PM
Ok the dealer says my radiator is fine... I still havent had a chance to see under the car, its too low. It's raining in Dallas today, so some of the water is from that. I just stuck my camera under the car to take pics so i can see whats going on down there. Looks like the fluid is dripping from something on top of the tranny and dripping down. Anyone have or know where i can get a diagram of the cooling system? I'll jack it up tomorrow and get under there, just want to have an idea of what im looking for.....Thanks!

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CIWS
06-16-07, 11:09 PM
I purchased the Service Manuals for the car (cough)


edit pics


http://www.ciws.net/ctsv/manuals.jpg

V-Love
06-17-07, 05:51 AM
The car is so damn low i couldnt see much, !

You need rhino ramps. At first, I wouldn't buy them cause they are plastic. After a few dealer priced oil changes and seeing them for like 35 bucks at autozone, I picked up they heavier duty truck ones(12000lb). They are great and don't rust all over everything. Now I can't live without them. http://www.rhinoramps.com/home.html
You'll find yourself under the car a lot more after you get them. There are things to see, do, and clean under there.

Kmajecki
06-17-07, 11:37 AM
You saying my undercarriage is dirty?!!!! :want: Yea i need to get some low profile ramps. I didn't realize they were so cheap.