Engine Cooling problem
1998 Chevy Astro 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
My astrovan is leaking coolant. The leak appears to be below the thermostat and above the water pump. It doesn't appear to be a hose and I replaced the water pump just one year ago, so I don't think that is it. I have also replaced the heater core and I just replaced the thermostat. I think that the cooling system was clogged. I replaced the thermostat thinking that was it. It was, however, leaking before this, so I knew that wouldn't fix that. I am very low on money right now, and I can't afford to have someone look at it. I am thinking that it is the intake leaking, but I really hope not, b/c I cannot afford to have someone fix it. I have some automotive knowledge, but I have never attempted something like this. Yes, I was using Dex-cool, and I haven't heard very good things about it. Please, if you can, tell me anything that you can think of that could be wrong with it besides the intake manifold or gasket. Also, if this is what is wrong with it, I know that almost everything has to come off the front of the motor, but I don't want to take off anything that I don't have to. I read that the distributor has to come off, but I don't have a scanning tool to put it back in time. Please help me.
Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 4:43 PM