GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Coolant Loss

  1. #1
    Jr. Apprentice Chewbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Madison Mississippi
    Posts
    12

    Default Coolant Loss

    Hi all, I need a little advice regarding coolant loss.

    Recently my truck seems to losing/leaking coolant. Hoses and radiator seem to be fine, coolant appears to be dripping from under the engine.
    I have enclosed a pic, showing (excuse my ignorance here please) the hole where the fluid appears to be dripping from. Should this hole have a plug? Should coolant even be in there?

    Truck is a 95 Silverado 5.7l

    Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMGP0050.jpg  
    Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab
    5.7l V8



  2. #2

    Default

    that hole should have a plug in theory but from the pic it hard to tell where that is. also if it seems your having coolant problems and the truck is running hot alot of the time your tempture control valve my be failing mine failed on my tahoe last summer leaked out all the coolant luckly it blew while in a parking look so the truck didnt over heat.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

  3. #3

    Default

    Can you take the same picture but zoom out a lil bit. It'd give us an idea what we're looking at.

    97 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 5.7L
    78 GMC High Sierra K1500
    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go thru life.

  4. #4
    Jr. Apprentice Chewbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Madison Mississippi
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Thanks for replying guys, have managed to get a more zoomed out pic. The top of the pic is towards the front of the truck and the oil filter is visible in this one. The hole is in the middle of the part at the top, with 3 green blobs of coolant around it. (looks like I may have a little oil leaking on the part next to the filter too? :s)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMGP0052.jpg 
Views:	146 
Size:	56.3 KB 
ID:	36201
    Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab
    5.7l V8



  5. #5

    Default

    what type of coolant do you have? and i have no clue where its leaking from

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

  6. #6
    Jr. Apprentice Chewbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Madison Mississippi
    Posts
    12

    Default

    The coolant is Prestone 50/50
    Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab
    5.7l V8



  7. #7

    Default

    ok explains y its green. i use gm dexcool in my truck. its really hard to tell where it might be leaking from im going to look over so of my diagrams from my repir manual maybe it will have something.

    1996 Chevy Tahoe LT 5.7L V8 4X4 205,000+ miles. Built proudly at Janesville Assembly in Janesville, Wisconsin
    Basic mods: Lights all over, bunch of electrical work, and a couple cooling mods.

    Check out my other mods in My Garage: http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...t-Tahoe-4-Door

  8. #8
    Jr. Apprentice Chewbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Madison Mississippi
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Thanks I have been in my Haynes manual, but it is one of the unlabled areas of the engine in the main photos.
    Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab
    5.7l V8



  9. #9
    Legend


    mfleetwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    7,213
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    While Conlan is looking, you may want to give this one a shot as well. You'll probably end up with the same result as the Haynes, but may be worth a try.

    You'll find the manual's link on post #61. For some reason if you just save the link it eventually locks you out, but if you click from the thread you should get in every time.



    http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...hlight=chilton


    Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD

    SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
    TIRES:
    BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
    DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
    PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

  10. #10
    Jr. Apprentice Chewbacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Madison Mississippi
    Posts
    12

    Default

    thanks for that advice, will look into the Chilton site.

    Got to log out now, anniversary dinner, .... apparently more important than my truck in the eyes of the missus.
    Chevy Silverado 1500 ext cab
    5.7l V8



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. low coolant idiot like is an idiot because I have fine levels of coolant
    By T-bone in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-09-2012, 10:30 AM
  2. I'm at a loss for what to do next, please help!
    By wsucougs18 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-12-2012, 12:18 PM
  3. 89 Burb...sudden loss of fuel pump and loss of check engine light
    By Big6ft6 in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2010, 07:21 PM
  4. low coolant light comes on and the coolant level is good...
    By kukini808 in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-14-2009, 07:31 AM
  5. Coolant loss-BAD CAP.
    By phoebeisis in forum GM Powertrain
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-18-2009, 03:21 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •