How do you fix a coolant leak?
I have 2 leaks in my '98. One on top of the radiator which is fairly small and another was on this wierd 90 degree angle pipe that came out from the engine and into an opening behind the tension pully. I patched both leaks with JB Weld. After about a month the leaks came back and the JB Weld was peeling off. That stuff is incredibly strong and I did this twice thinking I didn't mix the resin and hardener correctly, and it happened again. It must have been the constant heating and cooling of the vehicle but the JB would eventually peel right off. I knew if JB didn't work I doubt anything will. I had no other option but to replace the parts, and I would take it to an expert unless you are one yourself. Also, the radiator is removed from underneath the car.
Hope this helps.
Tip: Ask the GM dealer for a parts print out on the alternator bracket... that will give you a diagram with all of the mounting bolts to remove, also you should only have to remove the serp. belt, the overflow resivoir, and the alternator to be able to remove the bracket.
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