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Coolant leaking thermostat problems - 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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Try looking at all the hoses...AND Water Pump...you should be able to see and verify the leak...hoses etc...the Water Pump is not expensive on your Alero...($35.) Yes, change thermostat at time of coolant drain for Water Pump as needed...:) Hope this helps.

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