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coolant leak were is it going? 2000 Mustang GT

ran my car last night and after the car come to a stop we smelled a sweet smell. buddy said it smells like burning clutch. i just put nitto 550r street radials on my car and i still have stock clutch so i wouldnt doubt if thats wat it was. well i also smell that sweet smell under my hood and i have a little but of coolant loss. but theres no white smoke coming out my pipes no visible leaks under the car and i dont see any coolant in the motor valley under the intake. iv heard that coolant smells sweet to when it burns. any ideas were the coolant could be going?

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Check your heater core under the dash for leaks. Also,coolant to me smells like maple syrup when it's hot.


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heater core, water pump weep hole, coolant crossover on the intake, heater nipple on the back of the intake, coolant crossover tube under the intake, heater hoses or radiator hoses, possibly a leak in the radiator itself.

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I know my heater core was out after it started stinking up the whole inside of the car. I bypassed heater core and it went away. Also I made a fast right turn on a highway on-ramp and coolant fell on to my foot from ac vent under dash.

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heater core, water pump weep hole, coolant crossover on the intake, heater nipple on the back of the intake, coolant crossover tube under the intake, heater hoses or radiator hoses, possibly a leak in the radiator itself.
All the stuff Bullitt said, and if you still can't find it, pull the COPs off of your plugs and see if any of your plug wells are filled up with coolant.
It happened to me. Two of my plug wells filled up because the intake manifold gasket sh*t the bed. You'd think the car would misfire like crazy, but...it ran fine.
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I agree with all Bullitt said, you could also get a pressure test and then you would know where the leak is, good lick

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