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Pull your dip stick. And quick if you have not. Cause if its a light brown milkshake, stop driving it NOW!!!
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The only way i can check the oil right now is via the dipstick, we arent allowed to do any work on our vehicles in the garage. (fucking Chicago)
That's more than adequate to check your oil. Do it now!
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That milkshake doesn't bring any boys to the yard.


My truck leaked coolant from the heater core, turn on your heater and if you smell something sweet and rusty, turn it off and get the heater core fixed.

I just pored some stop leak in and it worked fine, lol.
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1997 Chevy Blazer

Ok, here we go, I had a 1995 and had the exact problem.

First thing, go and get another rad cap. Second thing is to fill your rad up to the top and your overfill tank and the system will burp itself of air.

Your cap is the problem. GM installed a crappy rad cap that would allow air to bypass. Get it fixed ASAP.

For the next couple days, in the morning, fill up your rad every time and top it off with the engine off and not started and eventually you will see that the rad will hold coolant and all will be well.
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No puddles at all.

The only way i can check the oil right now is via the dipstick, we arent allowed to do any work on our vehicles in the garage. (fucking Chicago)

dude I did an entire tuneup in the garage, one of the maintenance guys even helped me out
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dude I did an entire tuneup in the garage, one of the maintenance guys even helped me out

When i was out there installing my cd player the security guy told me im not supposed to be working on my vehicle in the garage
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Ok, here we go, I had a 1995 and had the exact problem.

First thing, go and get another rad cap. Second thing is to fill your rad up to the top and your overfill tank and the system will burp itself of air.

Your cap is the problem. GM installed a crappy rad cap that would allow air to bypass. Get it fixed ASAP.

For the next couple days, in the morning, fill up your rad every time and top it off with the engine off and not started and eventually you will see that the rad will hold coolant and all will be well.

I have heard the rad cap sucks, however it doesnt explain the moisture on the carpet on the passenger side
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When i was out there installing my cd player the security guy told me im not supposed to be working on my vehicle in the garage

wtfizzle

greasy white dude or the old black guy with a 'stache?
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:10 AM Bolix is offline  
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I have heard the rad cap sucks, however it doesnt explain the moisture on the carpet on the passenger side

If you're getting moisture on the carpet on the passenger side, and losing coolant, it sounds pretty obvious that it'd be the heater core, or a hose related to it, or something.

IIRC, domestics of this vintage seem to be notorious for having those fail.
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I have heard the rad cap sucks, however it doesnt explain the moisture on the carpet on the passenger side

Yea, get a good stant cap and the coolant loss will be gone.

Check the dampness and smell if it is coolant or if there is no smell it could be the windshield drain leaking.

The thing with the cap failing is that when dexcool come in contact with air it turn acidic and start eating components. I am sure that is what caused my rad to fail and had coolant going into my tranny fluid and killing it.

I will do that to your heater core as well. Very common seeing the heater core is on the passenger side footwell.

Do some detective work first and check for some leaves and such plugging the windshield drain first.
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Look for pinhole leaks in the rad, heatcore, and all hoses. Get it fully up to temp (drive around for a while) then look all over.

I had a tiny pinhole leak in a hose that only "leaked" by spraying out a tiny tiny spray of water at full running temp. Took days to notice a change in the coolant level.
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The Blazer's faulty rad cap is what causes it most of the time. With poor pressure retention, small amounts leak out with the air escaping the cap and over time, the level drops little by little.

Here is a link describing the problem:

http://www.imcool.com/articles/antif...l-macs2001.htm
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