Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
Since the serpitine belt had been replaced I have been loosing radiator fluid . are they tied together in anyway ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: leak around fitting
Take the fitting loose and check for damaged threads in case it's a cross threading issue. I would suggest screwing the fitting in by hand to insure threads are properly engaged, on any situation.
If the threads are damaged you might have to rework them by "tracing" with a die on the male portion, or "tapping" the female portion.
If they're not damaged, try to screw the fitting by hand as far as you can, then tighten with a wrench.
You might also try teflon plumbers tape if needed.
Sometimes a simple thing can become such a pain... Good luck!
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
If the belt slack adjuster is working properly, the belt should be lose, unless it is stretched fully out, worn and needs replacing. Secondly, I'd make sure the water pump has not locked up on the vehicle. Third, I'd consider the A/C compressor-sometimes they freeze causing the belt to squeel and engine to rune hot. All three of these areas would present the signs you describe. The slack adjuster is an easy fix, but the A/C compressor and water pump are a different story. Unless you are a skilled mechanic, you might consider taking the vehicle to a reputable garage for repairs. It's good if you can find a shop that will do the work, but let you supply the parts since buy the parts direct from them usually can run 40-50 per more. Then, there are some reputable shops that will supply the parts at a competitive price with most parts stores (sometimes cheaper) just to get your business. This way, you save on parts cost, and they get your business. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012
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