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Old 08-31-2011, 08:05 AM   #15
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T-stat or cooling fans. Could also be crap from the previous motor clogging the cooling lines, radiators, oil cooler - suspect engine installer flushed the lines thoroughly, but who knows.

From the sound of it, I'd suspect the fans. The coolant on the ground correlates to the overflow tube - designed to vent fluid if it overheats - which it would do with a fan failure.

Run AC and get out and check each side of the front bumper listening for the fans (2) running - with AC they should both be on. If not, suspect relays (there is a Hi and Lo) or the series resistor(s). Neither is a big fix.

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