2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Leaking Coolant System

Tiny
PONTIAC303
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  • 2001 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 216,000 MILES
I have a 2001 Grand Prix with a 3800 motor. Up above the water pump is a 90 degrees bent black plastic coolant tube that goes from the belt tensioner to the motor. The seal must be bad on the tube because it is shooting out coolant from the top. Do I have to remove the belt tensioner to put a new coolant tube or is there enough play in it to slip it into place?
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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 8:19 PM

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Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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You can rent a belt tensioner wrench at most autoparts stores. These are a selection of long slim wrenches designed to get into tight places.

Release tension on pulley, remove belt, remove tensioner. You will have to clean all the pulleys, get all the coolant off them. Use brake clean.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 8:02 AM

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