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Mitsubishi montero sport: coolant and it appears to be leaking

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my mitsubishi montero sport is leaking coolant and it appears to be leaking from behind the engine. What could this be?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 5 years ago.
Hello, This could be anything, Could you tell what side? Thanks Joey
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Joey,
If I am standing in front of the car it is slightly to the left side. Almost center but slightly to the left.

Thanks,

Joanna
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 5 years ago.
Ok, look at heater hoses going into fire wall to cab first....see if you see small leak....even one drop.....Joey ALSO ON INTAKE OF ENGINE
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
some additional information that i can give not sure if it is related but for about a year or so when the ac is on and the car is sitting idle the temp gage will go up. sitting idle at stop light or traffic or just in park.
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 5 years ago.
Ok, Does the going fan work ok ? If so sounds like you might need radiator ....Joey.......fan should stay on intire time ac is on
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
How do i know if the fan is on? also could this be the problem of the leak or not? Sorry if I am being a pest. Just wanting to make sure I have an idea what we should be checking.
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 5 years ago.
OK,This my Job Ask Away....lol.....The fan looks like a house fan bolted to radiator sounds like house fan.....has to run all the time with your ac on....check it watch your fingers....Joey Could be reason of loss of fliud...
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The fan that is behind the radiator is moving the fan in front of it is not. Just so I understand can you explain how this will affect my car leaking coolant. Leaking enough that I have to keep filling the overflow. Although just now started the car and no fluid leaking. Not sure if what I saw a little while ago was from me spilling while trying to fill the overflow again because it was bone dry but I do know that it has been leaking. Thanks again Joey.
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 5 years ago.
ok, Your fans both should run with ac on, problem could be temp. sensor,relays, defective fan....this needs to be taken to auto-service center to be ran on computer scanner this is your problem , its running hot & spitting out coolant when it gets to hot at idle.....Joey
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