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Lossing coolant 96 olds aurora 4.0 My intial thought was a bad radiator. After removing radiator shroud I had a chance to point a light into engine compartment. Ah ha ! Seems to be the water pump weep hole , which I cannot see visualy , but do see water coming down. I was online looking for a diagram on the motor to assist with my problem and to make sure I get the correct item. If you can help Please Do my first with such a beast...

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  • dmonaghan1 Jul 06, 2008

    need to remove compressor from 1998 aurora oldmobile, can you tell me what is connected to it?

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Hi there!

I think you'll like it here - Oldsmobile Forum. If anyone knows the nuts and bolts of it - they will.

Look for the Haynes workshop manual online as dowload. Try HERE. Or order a copy - Good to have about.

If you are loosing coolant through the small hole on the water pump, then you need a replacement pump - or at least a new seal if you're up to rebuilding one. A piece of gasket paper (12x12") and a tube of RTV sealant or Blue hymolar. Then it's just a nut and bolt job. Drain coolant before removing, and often easier to remove radiator and flush at the same time.

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