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What coolant do i use in this engine green or orange?

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You didn't say which engine. Look in the owners manual or call the dealer and ask them.

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I have a warning light showing up sometimes. It is a red rectangle with a arrow pointing down within the box and two humps at the bottom of the box. What does that mean?

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Have you noticed any puddles under the car?

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All the 97' and UP had dexcool. 96' was the transistion year, some one way some the other.

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