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3.8 liter stalls

The cooling system was flushed and refilled the coolant level seems to be fine and the temp gage stays just over 160° I will recheck

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You need to change alternator ......

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The problem is in the alternator.

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How to Fill Coolant

If the coolant system has been flushed, first add 100 percent ethylene glycol in

the amount listed for the appropriate engine application. Then slowly add clean

water to the system until the level of the coolant mixture has reached the base-of

the radiator neck. Wait for two minutes and recheck the level of the coolant

mixture. add clean water if necessary to restore the coolant mixture level to the

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sealant pellets, GM RN 3634621 or equivalent, and GM approved new Ethylene

Glycol Coolant DEX-COOL GM RN 9985809.

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glycol and 50 percent clean water mixture should be used to fill the system. Fill

the system until the level of the 50150 mixture has reached the base of the radiator

neck. Wait two minutes and recheck the level of the coolant mixture. add a 50/50

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Install the radiator cap making certain the arrows line up with the overflow tube.

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to the coolant recovery reservoir.

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