why does my 2006 kia sorento leak antifreeze only when i turn off the engine

Asked by sheldonmarie Feb 03, 2016 at 05:01 PM about the 2006 Kia Sorento EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when I turn off the car anti freeze leaks out , but it does not leak while it is running

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Where is it leaking from? If the overflow tank is filling up and then overflowing that would be from over filling the coolant. Once the coolant level was reduced to the correct level the "leaking" would stop. The coolant can get quite hot after the engine is shut off causing a lot of pressure. The leak could be from a loose radiator hose clamp or other spot.

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it might not be antifreeze, if you had the aircon on to demist the windows, this will drip out from under the car, but it does look like a leak. I have the sorento sx 3.5 with mine steam comes from under the bonnet so it looks like its on fire but its not, according to kia book I have this is normal, but it did make me start jumping up an down for a few min's lol.

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