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#1 Izzythoed

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Posted 6 days ago

So guys I have a 97 firebird 3.8 with 156k miles. I drove it maybe a couple of days ago and there was this pot hole kind of deep that hit the passenger tire. Ever since then I noticed I was smelling dex cool the next day while driving I thought it was the dex in the car that spilled inside the car. Turns out it seems to be leaking near the passenger side it seems a hose that goes underneath the battery?! Any ideas ? Ive recently gotten a new radiator with all new hoses. Havent even put 5k miles in that so it cant be that Ive recently gotten the intake manifold gaskets changed maybe a year and a half ago. Could it be the elbow worn out? Any suggestions would be helpful thanks guys

#2 Kire

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Posted 6 days ago

I'll check tomorrow but I also got a 3.8l in a 98 firebird so I'll us Rahat as reference but it might be one of the elbow thingies cause those go out quite a bit on these engines

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#3 Izzythoed

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Posted 2 days ago

Im thinking that too my friend. Had a friend come he thinks its the radiator but its brand new man unless it wore out? Ima start off with the elbow dam cars are tricky take care of urs man

#4 tommy vercetti

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Posted A day ago

my 3.8 leaked from the elbow.

there was not much elbow left intact though


Edited by tommy vercetti, A day ago.


#5 Izzythoed

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Posted A day ago

Thanks for the input I will be taking it this Friday or Saturday to get it replaced.




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