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As it says, i have a coolant leak on the front of the engine. I've got a wet spot on the front of my engine with no obvious leaks on from the hoses. To me, it looks like it's coming from the passenger side top pulley. Any ideas? Will attach pics in the am
 

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what model car? miles? new to you?

check ALL fluid levels.

as said above, how do you know what fluid it is?
 

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2006 OB 2.5l Non-turbo
All other fluids are good, having to constantly fill radiator and reservoir with coolant.
I'm seeing a spray across the front of my engine
I've had the car for almost 5 years and the radiator is less than 2 years old, so it shouldn't be that
 

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When the radiator was replaced, were the hoses replaced as well?

What color is the fluid that you're finding on the ground? The pulley at the top of the engine is for the power steering. The water pump is on the botom right (facing the engine) where the radiator hose and thermostat enter the engine.

Check behind the power steering pump where the radiator hose enters. Make sure that's tight and fully seated on the hose.
 

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no overheating?

a pressure test, or just observing under the hood when at operating temps, might locate a leak.
 

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When the radiator was replaced, were the hoses replaced as well?

What color is the fluid that you're finding on the ground? The pulley at the top of the engine is for the power steering. The water pump is on the botom right (facing the engine) where the radiator hose and thermostat enter the engine.

Check behind the power steering pump where the radiator hose enters. Make sure that's tight and fully seated on the hose.
That's the thing, I don't have drip spots under where I park. But, I do see a spray spot on the front (about to change the top hose today) Andy engine only gets hot when I'm out of coolant
And my hoses from my radiator look factory
 

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Get the cooling system pressure test loaner from AutoZone. Pump up the system to 23psi and listen/inspect for leaks.
 
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