2008 coolant leak ???

Old 11-18-2016, 10:38 AM
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my VUE (2008 v6 XR) is leaking coolant from the front passenger side right above the motor mount in the very front small drops present on ground and on the plastic lip under car i cant see where its leaking from,the motor mount is wet with coolant, had a pressure test done and they couldn't find it either!! very puzzled, does anyone have a solution???
Old 11-20-2016, 04:30 AM
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pictures from multiple angles may help us
Old 11-20-2016, 06:22 AM
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Does it only do it when cold or when hot? I'd suggest checking the hoses and hose clamps. You might have a loose clamp or maybe one that's too tight and has caused a slight split in a hose. And is that the area where the radiator cap is? If so, maybe the cap needs replacing. I have never looked under the hood of a Vue, so don't know anything about them, except not to purchase one.
Old 11-20-2016, 04:32 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if the water pump is leaking and the alternator belt is giving the coolant a ride. The xr has the dohc 3.6l v6, I have never seen this engine.

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Old 11-20-2016, 10:31 PM
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What color is the liquid?

I had a 2008 Vue XR w the 3.6 V6. Think it just turned 100K or close before being totalled. Never had any coolant issues.

Maybe try wiping everything absolutely dry, including the belt, have someone else start the vehicle, and just sit and watch it run. Boring as hell, but you'll likely figure it out if it is a seal and the coolant is riding the belt. There should be traces of it back towards the firewall at the bottom that are wholly removed from the cooling system

just a suggestion. It must be a small leak to pass a pressure test, i would think.
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