Coolant loss and/or Engine Overheating Due to Radiator Leak on Oldsmobile Aurora

The radiator may leak from the plastic side tank area. The coolant loss could cause the engine to overheat. Our technicians warn that overheating these engines can lead to head gasket failure.

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Average mileage: 139,765 (16,698–260,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
7 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, more2001, 2002, 2003
25 people reported this problem
11 people shared problem details
The raditor leaked on the right passinger side where the readitor is plastic. I replaced it
over heated once then i drove on it more tried blue-devil and it didnto help and it needs new head gaskets which cost 2500 with shop labor to get the car running again it would be faster and easier and better idea to put a 50k crate motor in from japan for 1200 so i sold the car for $400 but i bought it for $900 so no biggy
have not fixed
Replaced the radiator and corrected the problem. I attempted to seal the crack in the side of the radiator, but it wouldn't hold.
Plastic on right side of radiator is cracked and leaks
Mine hasn't over heated yet but top of radiator is cracked and leaking
i replaced the freeze plugs because that's what i was told needed to be fixed but it still.runs hot and leaks coolant..now my batteries dies..could you tell.me what really wrong with it
Radiator leaking out of vertical crack on plastic side area, on passenger side. Plan to have a shop replace radiator, quotes ranging $485-545.
where can I purchase side tank for my vehicle
had the radiator tank replaced
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