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99 olds aurora washer pump or lower tank is leaking. Only info I can find to remove or inspect says remove passenger side wheel well but it's welded and not possible. Please help..

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Inner wheel well or fender liner-- is what you pull
back, to get in there

Just plastic push pins & maybe a couple
of screws,then pull the plastic liner clear

Not welded

You can see & get to the top of the tank
to fill it,so you know where it is

Just get access from the wheel well

Best raise & support one side of subframe
& remove the one wheel

Use a screw driver on the two side slots ,in the push pin
heads, to pull them out (not all the way) then remove them

Posted on Nov 23, 2014

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Have a pressure test done on the cooling system and if it is the lower tank then you will see coolant running out of the crack or loose hose. If the radiator is full at the cap and there is plenty of coolant in the reservoir bottle then it will not be a tank fault.. Washer bottles are removable but unfortunately some times it takes a bit of imagination as to how to do this. The section that the book refers to may be a plastic liner in the guard that you have to take out to get to the bottle.

Posted on Nov 23, 2014


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SOURCE: power steering pump and belt replacement on 1997 olds aurora

More than likely it's the A/C compressor clutch is going bad. Cut the old serpentine belt off and install a shorter belt to bypass the A/C compressor for now.

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SOURCE: windshield washer fluid hose is leaking behind front right wheel

I had the same problem. Reservoir would drain for no reason and I later found that the water was soaking the passenger side carpet and filling the wire channel under the doors. Tracked the problem to a barbed fitting behind the passenger side kick panel, just below the dash. The fitting connects the tubing coming through the firewall from the reservoir to the rear wiper/washer. The hose had come loose from the fitting (possibly due to freezing). I re-installed the tubing onto the the fitting and it has been fine ever since.

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SOURCE: I have a anti-freeze leak on the lower passenger

it is the prob if the gasket were it meets the engine is gone bad.
did you check all the hoses first? if its leaking in this area it would be an upper hose.
rear wheel
Drain the engine coolant into a suitable container.
Remove the retaining bolt and cooling fan from the water pump.
Remove the drive belt(s) and the water pump pulley.
Remove the nuts and washers which retain the water pump.
Remove the water pump and gasket.

To install:
Thoroughly clean all gasket surfaces.
Position the water pump with a new gasket.
Install and tighten the mounting nuts and washers.
Attach the water pump pulley.
Install and tension the drive belt(s).
Attach the cooling fan to the water pump.
Refill the system with coolant. Start the engine and check for leaks.

Front Wheel Drive GLC
Drain the engine coolant into a suitable container.
Jack up the front of the car and safely support it on jackstands.
Remove the under cover and the drive belt.
Disconnect the lower hose and bypass pipe with O-ring.
Unbolt and remove the water pump.

To install:
Thoroughly clean all gasket surfaces.
Position the water pump with a new gasket.
tighten the mounting bolts.
Apply oil to the O-ring on the bypass hose. Connect the bypass hose and the lower hose to the water pump.
Install and tension the drive belt.
Refill the system with coolant. Start the engine and check for leaks.

good luck and while your down there check the tensioner bearing for play. in case it needs replacing.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: I am having a coolant leak in my 97 olds aurora, I

check the coolant crossover pipe between the 2 cylinder heads the gaskets are bad for leaking at the rear good luck they are not fun to change dedicate at least 3 -4 hrs of your time to replace them.

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