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Oldsmobile Cutlass Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

 
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 163,500 mi (130,000 mi - 197,000 mi)

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A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

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    I've had this problem twice in the life of the car. I have it in for a tune up and the mechanic recommends I change the water pump.

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  • Visitor, , 197,000 mi

    I've had the waterpump replaced twice. periodically the car will overheat, and then dump a load of coolant. i fill it up, and it acts like normal for a while. then once again, repeats the coolant loss. no leaks, just dumps coolant, and then it's fine for a bit.

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