Hello, I'm trying to figure out where a coolant leak is coming from on my 01 Buick Century 3. It's really not that difficult. It is possible that the coolant is coming out of the heads but that is a lower possibility in my book. Fill again until coolant comes out of the bleeder, then close it. Remove the water pump pulley bolts and remove the pulley. When I turn the car off the lights go off and there are none of the symptoms until the lights come on again. Be sure no pressure in the system before you begin.
We also carry the antifreeze, radiator hose, and serpentine belt you might need for a complete repair. Just make sure that you mark all your plugs and hoses well so you know where they belong. Remove the serpentine belt, disconnect the power steering pump using the access holes on the pulley to get at the bolts. Clean the gasket surfaces and reinstall everything again. You need to unbolt the water pump-and using the proper technique and feel, hope that the bolts come out without breaking one out.
Aluminum die-cast technology added performance and longer pump life. See product for application and installation details. Engines run normally at close to 90 deg. I have read about the intake manifold gasket issues with this car and am worndering if that may be causing this leak. . She feels as certain as day follows night on that idea.
You will lose coolant so try to swap it out quick or drain some of the coolant out. Had the intake manifold gasket replaced last summer, approx. After a few minutes the level will go down as the air comes out. Engine specific water pressure is achieved without excessive load to engine. Removed the clip and pull the sensor out. I have a 96 Century wagon, 3.
Knowledge is power Thanks again and I'll post back with more video soon. I am not sure of the Buick, but some cars have two senders, one for the gauge on the dash and the other for the radiator fan. If you are looking at the engine from the front of the car it will be on the left side. As I contemplate taking it into a garage vs. Posted on Mar 19, 2009 The water pump is not the problem if the recovery tank is full and no coolant is being sprayed onto the underside of the hood. Mar 09, 2010 The coolant level sensor is located on the radiator.
Answer: Answer: First off, the light being on will not cause a problem with the headlights, but you should get it checked out before a problem gets worse. I've watched the videos online but I'm not too comfortable doing this job myself, so I'd rather have a shop do it. Note: There are other adjustments needed for proper operation than just bolting and new motor on. I would recommend replacing a few other things while you're in there though. After having the thermostat and the water pump changed I was told that the problem is either the intake gasket or the head gasket. Each water pump was installed the proper O.
These are common for internal and external leaks. Anyway, thanks for your help. Original casting specifications are strictly followed to ensure proper fit for easy installation and proper water flow for maximum cooling. How hard would it be for me to replace it on my own? Scrape off old gasket, and install new pump. Question: I recently lost my low beams. The starting and stalling problem reoccured after 3000 miles, but the dealer refused to honor the warranty. It took the shop about a week to complete the work including 3 oil changes due to coolant leaking into the engine.
You most likely do have a intake manifold gasket failure and there are plenty of videos and other resources to help you get that changed out. If our prices don't convince you, we also want to make sure that you can hear from car part experts, so we have reviews you can browse through on our sites to get you peace of mind. The engine was replaced by the manufacturer under bulletin teflon coating failure. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Let me throw something else out there. You can have a look at this manual at any automotive parts supply store.
You most likely have a leaking intake manifold gasket. Removed the clip and pull the sensor out. What size engine do you have? I do however like to do my research about the job so the shop can't just sell me whatever they feel like. You need to drain the coolant and refill when you are done. Answer: A leaking timing cover gasket would not cause the oil to get into the cooling system.
Sep 03, 2012 It is suggested if you have never changed a water pump before. If you are going to fix the intake, you might as well fix the timing cover gasket also. The water pump job was a piece of cake on that engine, right up at the top and out in the open. There will some kind of clip holding it in the radiator. Labor guide states 3-4 hours to do the job. In this case they may well have been right, but then it may just be a hose near the water pump etc. The pressure cap on the radiator ensures that the water does not steam off at this temperature.