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The video above shows to how to fix minor coolant (anti freeze) leaks in your 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer. Before attempting to fix the coolant components on your Lancer, please check out our What is Leaking? to determine what type of fluid is leaking from your car. Engine coolant (which is also called anti-freeze or antifreeze) circulates through your Lancer's engine and keeps it from overheating. In 2012 Lancers with the 2.4 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. When fixing antifreeze leaks, it is important to check the condition of the hoses - they wear out over time and small cracks are only going to get bigger. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2012 Lancer SE are located and the steps needed to fix minor coolant leaks.
Coolant is highly toxic, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves and always clean up spills promptly as animals are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant. If you ignore a leaking coolant long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to overheated engines and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. In many 2012 Lancers, a coolant leak can be a precursor to a hose bursting or flying off, which severely limits how far you can drive before your engine overheats.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L 4 Cyl.