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    Default Still Leaking!?!?!

    I've had just about enough of the cooling system on my 95 suburban. I replaced the radiator around a month ago and did the thermostat a few weeks after that. The other day I parked it and i noticed it was leaking coolant just in front of the front left tire. I did put too much coolant in the tank although I doubt this would have to do with that. Any ideas as to where it would be leaking from? If the new radiator is leaking, I'm just going to snap.
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    Loose radiator hose clamp at the engine?

    Bad hose? I’m sure you had to flex it and move it to put the radiator in.

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    what was the condition on the hoses? rule is to replace all rubber under the hood every 3-4 years or at the time of part replacement. i would say it is a loose clamp or bad hose or maybe the raditor drain was or is not tight? it can be a simple thing or a bad freeze plug? time to run the motor and look for the signs of leaks....mike
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    hoses looked good. I checked the drain plug because that was my suspicion as well. I couldn't make it any tighter without feeling like I was going to snap it off. Hose clamps are all tight but I don't think the hose is down far enough on the part where it goes into the engine. I ran it for a good 20 minutes today until it got up to the normal operating temperature and didn't see any sign of the leak.

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    could the puddle have been from the fix? the fluid likes to hide in many places and will leak out sometimes days later...mike

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