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96 Oldsmobile Achieva is leaking coolant. it completely drained out. so I refilled the reservoir and at about halfway full water started just pouring out. How do I replace the pump or the reservoir?

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SOURCE: How do I replace the water pump in a 96 Oldsmobile Aurora?

the water pump is driven by a small belt at the back of the front cylinder head.  the pump needs to be removed with a special socket. From what i recall the pump has tabs on it that lock into the housing & i think its reverse thread / turn right to remove the pump instead of left 

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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on the passenger side floor??
it is one of two things
1 drain tube for air conditioner is plugged up is an easy fix find the tube on the right hand side firewall and blow into the tube with an air compressor to clear the tube
or the heater core is leaking

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: water pump/ coolant leak

in the middle on the front of the motor.  You need to remove a plastic shroud.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1993 oldsmobile achieva when I slow down sputtthe car cuts off

i have the exact same car. And after a lot of searching, found the EXACT cause for this. Its your TCC switch (torque converter clutch switch). It has somethign to do with your transmission, and kicking the car into overdrive at certain speeds for fuel economy. Anyway, mine would stall out after driving for more than 15- 20 minutes, especially at highway speeds, which when you think about it - is the speed if you had a manual/stick - you would be shifting into the highest gear. Well, this chip or whatever it is basically gets "stuck" in high gear. And when you come to a stop, its like trying to get going in 4th gear on a manual from a dead stop. NOT happening!  I checked with a few people and did some searchign online - and found out all you have to do is unplug the wire leading into your transmission  (not a car guy so I'm not sure exactlyif that's what its plugged to, but on mine ,same model and year as yours, it was blue on the very front on the engine way down dead center almost if you're standing in the front of the car looking down). I believe it was a 4pin connector when you unplug it, but I'd have to go doublecheck. NOthing at all bad happens from donig this - all it does is you lose about 3-5 mpg when you drive. I still get 25-27 mpg. If your car isn't in awesome codition and you dont want the headache of some mechanic taking everything apart to get inside the transmission to replace a dumb chip that just kicks your car into overdrive, I'd go this route. Worked for me.  I have checked all over online - and everyone who had this problem and unplugged it, had no problems ever. NO side effects. One guy says he's run up 100,000 miles since then and still runs like a top! If you need more info or whatever - email me. I dont mind. I'd love to know I'm helping someone out so they dont have to deal with it as long as I did!  bbgc72@yahoo.com

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Oldsmobile achieva 1996 high and low pressure ac recharge

they might be on the compressor itself,with silver aluminum caps on them ,that unscerw ,otherwise follow the lines, they have to be there somewhere

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97 oldsmobile achieva keeps running hot with hissing sounds


Is the coolant level staying full/constant? Could just be a stuck closed thermostat...the 3.4 motor is known for bad water pumps...a low cost repair on your Olds...check for leaks...try (when engine cold) be sure coolant in the radiator is full...may need to bleed the coolant system at the bleeder valve...(trapped air)

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How do i remove engine coolant cap on 2001 cadillac dhs


WAIT UNTIL YOUR ENGINE IS COLD,YOUR RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP IS LOCATED ON THE COOLANT OVER FLOW RESERVOIR, THATS WHERE YOU ADD COOLANT WHEN COOLANT LOW,YOU POUR COOLANT IN THE OVER FLOW RESERVOIR UNTIL COOLANT LEVEL REMAIN AT FULL COLD MARK DONT OVER FILL OVER FLOW RESERVOIR, WHEN COOLANT LEVEL STOP DROPPING WHEN ADDING COOLANT AND COOLANT LEVEL STAY AT COLD MARK ON THE RESERVOIR YOU RADIATOR HAS THE CORRECT COOLANT LEVEL IF COOLANT LEVEL KEEP DROPPING CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS AROUND RADIATOR AND THE TOP AND BOTTOM RADIATOR HOSES, LOOK FOR COOLANT LEAK AT WATER PUMP GASKET OR SEAL OR LEAK AT WATER PUMP WEEP HOLE IF YES REPLACE WATER PUMP.

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2002 kia sedona is loosing coolant.....within 2 days after filling the reservoir to FULL, it went a little more than halfway down to low . No leaking on ground. Sometimes smell coolant inside van after...


The heater core is leaking into the heaterbox under the dash. Which is why you smell antifreeze/coolant inside. After a while (if left go too long) you'll notice antifreeze on the floor/carpet and possibly running out from under the vehicle as it flows out of the drain for the air conditioner (the heaterbox has a drain in it to let out the moisture produced by the a/c)

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Does the 1997 honda civic have an air lock preventor Every morning I have to throw the built up coolant back into the radiator from the auxiliary container. When I open the radiator, the air belches...


The only thing I can think of that would cause this is if the antifreeze is old or weak or diluted down with too much water. Try the following:prev.gif next.gif DRAIN & REFILL Fig. 1: Remove and drain the reservoir recovery tank 91161p06.gif
Fig. 2: Location of the radiator draincock 91163p27.gif
Fig. 3: Use your hand to unscrew the plastic draincock 91163p28.gif
Fig. 4: To refill the recovery tank, twist the cap . . . 91161p09.gif
Fig. 5: . . . then pull up to remove it from the tank 91161p10.gif
Fig. 6: Adding coolant to the reservoir bottle 91161p30.gif
Fig. 7: Always check the condition of the radiator cap gasket and seal. Place a light coating of coolant on the seal and gasket when installing tccs1079.gif
CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that small animals and domestic pets are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze and may attempt to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or from puddles on the ground. This can be fatal if ingested in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused until it becomes contaminated or several years old. To avoid injuries from scalding fluid and steam, DO NOT remove the radiator cap while the engine is running or if the engine or radiator is still hot.
  1. Before draining the cooling system, place the heater's temperature selector to the full WARM position while the engine is running.
  2. Turn the engine off before it gets hot and the system builds pressure.
  3. Make sure the engine is still cool and the vehicle is parked on a level surface.
  4. Remove and drain the reservoir recovery tank.
  5. Place a fluid catch pan under the radiator. Turn the radiator draincock counterclockwise to open, then allow the coolant to drain.
  6. Remove the radiator cap by performing the following:
    1. Slowly rotate the cap counterclockwise to the detent.
    2. If any residual pressure is present, WAIT until the hissing stops.
    3. After the hissing noise has ceased, press down on the cap and continue rotating it counterclockwise to remove it.
  7. Allow the coolant to drain completely from the vehicle.
  8. Close the radiator draincock. NOTE: When filling the cooling system, be careful not to spill any coolant on the drive belts or alternator. To refill:
  9. Make sure the heater temperature is placed in the full hot position.
  10. Open the bleed screw on the thermostat housing.
  11. Install the reservoir recovery tank and using a 50/50 mixture of the recommended antifreeze and clean water, fill the cooling system reservoir tank to the FULL mark. WARNING
    If any coolant is spilled on a painted surface, wipe it up immediately.
  12. Begin filling the radiator with the 50/50 mixture of coolant. Watch for air being released from the open the bleed screw on the thermostat housing. Once coolant mixture begins to steadily flow through the bleeder, close the bleeder.
  13. Continue to fill the radiator until the radiator is full.
  14. Start the engine and allow the engine to run until the cooling fans operate two times, making sure to top off the system as the fluid level drops.
  15. After the cooling fan has run for the second time, top off the system as necessary, then install the radiator cap.
  16. Allow the engine to run and inspect the cooling system for leaks.
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Losing coolant from the reservoir but cannot see any coolant leaking on drive. Fill reservior to MAX and within ~10miles, reservoir is drained. Refill while engine still hot and don't lose nearly as much...


my '01 Jetta had a similar problem. I could always smell coolant and the bottle was always low. I crawled under the car and there it was..a caked on mess of pink antifreeze. There is a plastic intersection 3 way valve where the coolant temp sensor resides. it has 2 bolts and a rubber o-ring. Because it is plastic, it cracks. it drips down onto areas which are really not visible from above and then sizzles and melts onto areas under the engine. The part was only about $25, took 30 min to install and my problem is now fixed. Air was getting into the system through the small crack in the valve further complicating the system operation.

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How to replace coolant for nissan altima 2006


Park the Nissan Altima on a flat surface and set the parking brake. Next, open the hood and check the external temperature of the radiator. If the radiator is warm to the touch, wait for the radiator to cool before you continue.

Twist the radiator cap one turn to relieve any pressure. Step back from the radiator and allow a few seconds to pass, and then completely remove the radiator cap.

Place a bucket or tray with at least a 2-gallon capacity underneath the radiator and below the drain plug. The drain plug on a Nissan Altima is on the passenger side bottom of the radiator.

Loosen the drain plug and let the old coolant drain completely into the bucket. Take care while loosening the drain plug, because it's plastic and can be brittle. Pour the old coolant into a sealable container for proper disposal later and put the bucket back under the drain plug opening.

Close the drain plug and pour distilled water into the radiator until it's full. Then, open the drain plug and let the water flow into the bucket. Keep repeating this procedure until the water runs clear and debris free into the bucket. You will need at least 3 gallons of distilled water.

Make sure to tighten the drain plug and fill the radiator with fresh coolant. Refill the radiator to within an inch of it overflowing. Check the drain plug and hoses for any possible leaks.

Start the Nissan Altima and turn the heater to the high setting. Let it run for about 10 minutes and shut the engine off. Check the coolant level and refill, if necessary. Finally, put the radiator cap on and close the hood.

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The coolant leaks right back out from a rubber elbow hose on firewall by the heater core. should it be conected somewhere or have a clamp?


if that elbow is very low on the firewall it is a condensation drain for A/C if coolant pours out of there I believe your heater core may be leaking. Do you smell coolant in the cabin? feel free to reply, I should be around most of the day...MK

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Need diagram where bottom radiater hose attaches to engine where it appears to be leaking


This is how I like to do it. Make sure the car is parked with the front end at an upward angle. Drain the coolant from the petcock at the bottom of the radiator. Remove the upper and lower hoses at the radiator. Remove the thermostat housing, and the heater core hoses at the fire wall. Flush out the radiator by pouring fresh water into the overflow, and the hole where the thermostat was. Flush the heater core as best you can by pouring fresh water into the heater core hose connections.
Let all the water drain out, then button everything back up and replace the thermostat with a new one. Refill the rad and engine by filling the coolant reservoir with a mix of 50% water and 50% antifreeze, or buy the premixed stuff from the auto parts store. (Buy 4 jugs of premix or 2 of straight antifreeze)
Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature and the upper rad hose gets hot. Rev the engine a little to help get the air out of the cooling system. When the thermostat opens, the coolant level will drop in the reservoir, so top it up and replace the cap.
Check for leaks, and check the coolant level for the next few days, and check for leaks.
Dispose of the old coolant responsibly

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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.

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Coolant level drops, not visible in oil, no leaks on grd, changed thermostat, rad cap, did flush and refill, no heat at any RPM.Also, during the last 2 days it insists on red lining the temp guage when...


did you drain coolant before you changed the thermostat? If you did and you just filled up directly after, the system didn't get bled. You have to have vehicle running with radiator cap off, then fill and let it run through, fill more and more until it doesn't get any lower anymore, you can also gently squeeze the radiator hose when pouring coolant in also helps bleed the system.
To properly fill and bleed the raidiator and coolant system, should actually take about 10 - 15 minutes.

When you first pour fluid in it will go to top of radiator or reservoir, then it will slowly drain into engine block, then you add more and patiently wait for it to drain in engine block, keep doing this until the entire system is full and level no longer drops.

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