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1997 grand am 2.4 liter engine leaks coolant. put new hoses and fixed most of problem. on passenger side leak is intermittent and i carry a jug of cooolant in truck incase of needed. on some days it doesnt leak however when car is parked on an incline the leak is most prominant and on right side.

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Try replaceingthe heater core or heater core hoses.

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And NO green coolant in a 97 Dexcool only!

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