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My 03 Forester has a coolant leak. There are spots all over the ground, but the primary puddle is on the passenger side (or left side when looking at the engine with the hood up).

When I popped the hood and looked inside, there was coolant on the hose on the right hand side, opposite the radiator cap which is located on the left hand side.

I had it in the shop a few weeks ago, and they replaced a hose, but there is still a leak. Is my radiator cracked?
 

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...I had it in the shop a few weeks ago, and they replaced a hose, but there is still a leak. Is my radiator cracked?
The only way to know is to look. You may have to top off the coolant and get the engine warm with the cap on to have some pressure build up in the system. The pressure will force the coolant out where ever it is leaking from.

Could be a loose hose clamp, bad hose, cracked radiator........
 
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