Question about 1997 Chevrolet Lumina
The engine light is probably telling you the engine is heating up. It can be a simple broken hose, water pump, or radiator problem. Sometimes it is in the heater core hoses too.
There are some tests that can be done with a tool called a Radiator pressure tester. You may be able to borrow one from the Tool Loaner programs at big autoparts stores like Autozone. If you add water it can freeze if all is not removed.
Water is your cheapest test substance, but you can use antifreeze if you catch and recover it. Using the test tools I suggested will quickly reveal the leak source.
Two final things. Limit the pressure in the system to 14 or so lbs and observe the FREEZE plugs for leaks on the sides of the engine.
A slow leak can be driven a short distance to a repair shop if you start with a full Radiator.
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Posted on Jan 22, 2013
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