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2000 Honda accord, just had timing belt done, two weeks later, there's what looks like antifreeze and oil leaking badly, and smoke. Never had a leak in 19 years. Is it the timing belt job, or what?

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  • Stan Ford Apr 04, 2019

    19 years old , would pay to renew all heater and radiator hoses to be safe.

  • Tim Anderson
    Tim Anderson Apr 04, 2019

    Thanks for the answer...they replaced a cracked hose. I'm betting they ran a pressure test with the radiator fluid change and possibly broke the hose? They also changed the "O" ring on the distributor cap which is where the oil was coming from they said.

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Definitely would check the water pump first. Was it replaced with the service?

Posted on Apr 06, 2019

Testimonial: "Turns out it was the distributor cap gasket for the oil leak, and the lower "heat exchange?" hose for the radiator for the fluid. It was cracked. Oh well."

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Hard to say, Could be a leaking water pump seal or expansion plug . hook up a radiator tester and pump to the pressure on the radiator cap and check the location of the leak.19 years

Posted on Apr 03, 2019

Testimonial: "Thanks, they did a radiator fluid change, and now they tell me it's a broken hose. Coincidence? Would they pressurize the radiator once the fluid is out to look for leaks?"

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There are two slots in the valve cover right by the cam shaft sprocket that have to be honda bonded or black rtv. look closely at the valve cover right above the gasket underneath the timing belt cover. Hope that helps.

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SOURCE: 2001 Volvo s40 oil leaking in turbo, smokes white

Water in combustion chamber makes white smoke--suspect that the head gasket is leaking water into the chamber. If oil leaking around turbo, it may have a bad bearing and bad oil seal. Check waste gate valve and control.

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SOURCE: I have a 1994 Honda accord ex. It is leaking antifreeze

If your antifreeze is leaking into your engine oil, it will destroy the engine quickly. Check the level of both. But...you need to get a pressure gauge on it to apply pressure to the cooling system to see where the coolant is going first. White smoke is a sign of coolant in the engine oil.

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SOURCE: 92 Toyota Camry, antifreeze leaking no leak found

have you had the undercarriage inspected for white stains from coolant, rust stains if your system is corroded? How many miles? has the water pump ever been replaced, that would be my guess, water pumps leak while the eng is running and the hot engine evaporates the coolant, so in many cases none on the ground. Also have the system pressure tested by a shop and put on a rack to check for signs of leaking under the car.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

Testimonial: "Thank you for your answer. I have not changed the water pump since I bought the car 5 yrs ago. I will check that."

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SOURCE: my 91 honda accord is leaking antifreeze

probably your lower rad hose. shine a flashlight around underneath and see if you see it reflecting off of a liquid trail, that will tell you where the leak is coming from. you can also get leak tracer to add to your coolant that will leave a more visible sign.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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