1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue coolant leak

Tiny
PUSHINGWOOD87
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  • 1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
Car is leaking coolant. Replaced radiator due to a cracked tank but it hasnt fixed the problem any help
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 12:37 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Have to find the leak before can repair it. Is it a visual leak? If so, where does it seem to be coming from? Radiator area, engine area? Could be thermostat leaking, water pump leaking etc.
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Friday, April 9th, 2010 AT 12:40 PM
Tiny
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When the car gets hot the steam is coming from the engine area. Right above the water pump
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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? That doesn't locate the leak though. You said it was leaking coolant? Or is it just overheating and boiling the coolant?
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
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It doesnt overheat completely. It will begin to run hotter than normal so ill add more coolant. Im not much of a mechanic im learning as I go. The water pump was replaced a year ago and the intake manifold was repplaced this last dec. I dont know if this helps. The coolant problem didnt start until mid feb.
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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Ok water pump should be fine then. Do you notice if the radiator fan is coming on at all? Also check the engine oil, does it look overfilled or milky?
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Sunday, April 11th, 2010 AT 4:49 PM

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