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Engine Overheats Due To Radiator Sludge

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$400.00
Average Mileage:
76,130 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace radiator. discontinue use of dexcool (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Firebird cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Pontiac Firebird Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 282010

Firebird V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,130 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The problem with most firebirds, 1994-2002, is the use of DexCool antifreeze in the radiator. The problem is that the antifreeze will actually gel up and clog the radiator causing the engine to overheat and possibly cause further engine damage.

- , Olive Branch, MS, USA

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