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Sounds like you may have a blown head gasket. If there is oil in the coolant, and musty brown look and smells bad that's the culprit. I would do a rad flush and oil change and see what happens next...
Posted on Dec 21, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the problem is not the altenator. you should have a idler pully and a self adjusting idler tensioner. if thes e go bad the bearings tend to seize up and break belts i would check these first chance you get the tensioner should be spring like and be hard to move back and forth the pulley part of it should spin freely with out makeing a noise. please rate this
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: removal of the engine gaurd
unfortunatley there are about 10 bolt and screws to remove the aluminium guard along with the plastic--I have just done this and had trouble with siezed set screws--I have now split the unit so that when draining engine oil only the plastic shield is removed
Posted on May 23, 2009
the oil that you are seeing may be transmission fluid if its an automatic,the transmission lines go through the radiator for cooling.if the radiator fails in that section ,it could be leaking into the antifreze,or you have a blown head gasket
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
your radiator is blocked ,try putting some caustic in the rad and running enging for an hour then flushing it and try that ,if it works dont forget the antifreeze,put it in after you have cleared the fault
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
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