Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 22:01:39 GMT
From: "Pete Salin" <psalinnopsamnet.com>
Subject: Re: 900S coolant leak


Thanks Brian for taking the time and explaining so thoroughly |:-) Pete "Brian G." <b_c_greene.nospamnopsamnet> wrote in message news:RoFA7.148211$W8.3879579nopsamsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net... > Pete, > > Water pump is located on the passenger side of the block between the airbox > and block. You'll see your drive belt and I forget which pulley drives the > water pump, but if stick your hand down in there with a flashlight (and the > car not running of course) you may be able to feel/see where the leak may be > coming from. If it is a windshield washer check valve (very, very common): > 1. pop the hood > 2. have someone pull the lever back to activate the washers > 3. watch to see if the drivers side check valve sprays into the engine > compartment (or drizzles out of the bottom). > > If it's the check valve, they're about $6.00/ea from the dealer, EXTREMELY > easy to replace (recommend you replace both) and the newer version will last > MUCH longer than the check valves you have on your car now. > > There is a Haynes manual available for the NG900's, but it is for the UK RHD > model. Only a few things are different, water pump obviously is located in > the same place, however. If you want to save some dough on the part, check > around online, there are plenty of Saab part suppliers and their prices will > definitely beat any you'll get from a dealer. Try checking out Saabnet.com (The > Saab Network) www.saabnet.com and look at the listed vendors site. Also > check out the NG900 bulletin board as there is much experience with any and > all things NG on that board. > > Good Luck, > Brian G. > > > "Pete Salin" <psalinnopsamnet.com> wrote in message > news:3VqA7.398$lY5.323902nopsamsvr28.news.prodigy.com... > > Thanks Harry. I forgot to mention that my Saab > > is a 1996 model. I hope the leak is originating > > at the windshield washer valve, as you suggested, > > otherwise, I am guessing, I may have a bad water > > pump, which I imagine is expansive, not to mention > > that I won't be able to replace it myself if it has to > > be replaced. Can't even find a manual for for a 1996 > > Saab 900S. Any suggestions? > > > > > > "Harry Davis" <harryedavisnopsamediaone.net> wrote in message > > news:oAoA7.18947$f6.8171308nopsamoon.ne.mediaone.net... > > > Last year I saw a green liquid that had leaked onto my garage floor from > > the > > > front of my 96 9000. I thought I had a coolant leak and I also could > not > > > see where it was coming from. Then the leak got faster and I had a > small > > > puddle on the floor. I had it towed to the dealer so I wouldn't end up > > with > > > more problems. Turned out that the valve in the windshield washer had > > gone > > > bad and was leaking. Over time both a blue liquid and a yellow liquid > had > > > been used in the system and that produced a green that was almost > > identical > > > to the coolant. > > > > > > "Pete Salin" <psalinnopsamnet.com> wrote in message > > > news:cnmA7.388$lY5.312906nopsamsvr28.news.prodigy.com... > > > > Hi, > > > > > > > > I've spotted a few drops of coolant underneath the > > > > front of the engine. I have a 4 cylinder 2.3L engine > > > > and can't clearly see where the coolant is coming from > > > > even though I removed the plastic shroud underneath > > > > the car. Could it be that the water pump is leaking? > > > > If so, can I change it myself? > > > > Thanks > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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