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Old 08-28-2021, 10:33 AM   #1
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Coolant leaks out from here

I have a 2001 Boxster S with ~143,000 miles on it.

For the last 2 months (and I have barely been driving this car more than 10-20 miles a week during those months) i have had a serious coolant leak.

Most of the coolant leaks out as soon as the engine starts running from the middle bottom of the car (picture attached). The coolant tank then drops to much below the minimum level.

When I was jacking up the car as well some of the coolant poured out but I think that was just residue from the earlier leaks collecting there.

This problem did not exist in May, but has started since June. At first I thought the issue with low coolant was due to excess heat and evaporation. But that is not the case as now I can see a leak happen as soon as the engine starts.

I don't know what has changed. I have never done anything to the car since May besides getting an alignment at a Firestone while getting new tires installed by them.

I have also never opened up the undercarriage of the car or got work done there. I have done the oil changes myself and the brake pad changes myself.

How do I figure out what the problem with the coolant leak is ? Is it some damage caused during the alignment ? I cannot prove that is what has happened at all, as it is just conjecture on my part.

What is the best way to go about diagnosing the problem.

Please advise.

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