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Old 05-02-2002, 12:03 AM
lin
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Hi!

My 85 380SE got the coolant leak around the transmission pan area. It's leaking slowly and I need to refill 1 quart of the coolant each week.
It's hard to see where it's leaking in the area and it's only leaking when I am driving.
Is there any hose there that might have broken and leaking?
Is this repair a do it yourself task?

Thanks for your help.


Lin
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Austin, TX
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Old 05-02-2002, 12:37 AM
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Lin:
Possibly the heater core is leaking and the coolant is running out the evaporator drain tubes, which are located above the transmission, like in the front area of the transmission/driveshaft tunnel. This would not be a good job for a beginning DIY'er to attempt. Even a well-seasoned and equipped DIY'er should have at least slightly sweaty hands if contemplating doing this job, the whole dash needs to be removed. I recommend having a coolant pressure test done to determine if this is the source of the leak.
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