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I have a little crack in my water housing outlet in my 97 olds achieva can I patch it with anything

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You would be better off replacing it. You should be ale to find them or order one from your local parts store.

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The way this car was made is for this problem to ONLY be fixed by the dealer! No other repair shop just cost me $700+ dollars. There are no other solutions. Sorry.The dealer will say it's a cluster.It's because of the built in security system, and no it can be removed.

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I'd expect to pay anywhere from 8-12 hours of labor. A head gasket is a tremendously time-consuming job and takes a lot of work. You'll also be paying for other parts (intake and exhaust manifold gaskets have to be replaced, new coolant, new oil since both are drained before the job starts), and if you're doing a water pump, bite the bullet and do the timing belt, timing belt tensioner, accessory belt(s), and thermostat as well - those are normally done with the water pump and there's no sense in paying the labor twice.

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They go green in colour normally on alloy, thats a good indicator.

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There's a small hole in the bottom cover, it takes a small pin type punch or simular item to release it- it must be in the run position.

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Pump is driven by the timing chain,under the front cover,not an easy one.
Some engines the pump is a splined shaft that slides into a gear,that one is pretty easy,3 bolts from the back side. Others have the gear built on to the pump,for those the cover has to come off,timing chain has to come off.No fun.
Would suggest looking at the new pump for your manufacture date and see if it has a gear or a splined shaft.

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