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Coolant leaking,temperature too hot when stopped

The coolant was flushed the replaced. Leaked again. radiator cap replaced. still leaks. water pump replaced and mechanic said something about needing to fix the maniful. please help!

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    constant overheating

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    My 1998 Silhouette has the same problemm its not leaking but gets too hot when sttoped.

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Sounds like your being ripped off if mechanic cant isolate and repair what is a simple problem.You will need to find a mechanic who has a pressure tester to isolate the leak and confirm that its leaking from that specific point not guess and replace at your expense every part of the water system.

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