Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
The core is bad. You're lucky you have a catchpan and drain in your car... most people end up with coolant all over their feet when this happens! You have a few options. 1. You can pick up a bottle of cooling system leak stopper (available at Wal Mart and auto parts stores), follow the directions and see if that stops the leaking. 2. You can cut the heater lines and bypass the core entirely (obviously this is only a good idea if you live in Arizona or some other warm place). 3. Replace the core.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Is the coolant leaking or just water? If it is coolant then the heater core is leaking. If it is just water then it is A/C drainage which is normal
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Heater Core
Please use this link its the service manual for the car :
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
Without knowing your car specifically I can suggest the generic way to do it. Locate the two heater hoses going into the firewall, probably on the passenger side. They're the ones that get hot and are about an inch + in diameter. Disconnect. Measure the inside diameter of the hose and purchase a short piece of galvanized or copper pipe (6 inches) at Home Depot. Connect both ends of the hoses to the pipe to form a loop. Secure the hoses so they don't land some place that would cause a problem.
I had this problem on an 85 Tbird. I had heard about a product called Bars Leak and tried it. It worked. No leaks and I kept my heater. You should be able to find it at any parts place at less than $10. Ground black pepper also has worked for me.
Posted on May 09, 2009
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