: Coolant Leak

04-27-05, 04:02 PM
My 98 Catera is leaking coolant and I see that alot of you have experienced the same problem. I was wondering if anyone has a diagram of the car so when my dad works on it, he has something to look at. If anyone out there has one, could you please e-mail it to me? I also have a fax if that is easier. :confused:


04-27-05, 04:21 PM
What part or area is leaking on the car?

04-28-05, 08:14 AM
When I took it to a garage to have it looked at, the mechanic told me it was the heater control valve. The part costs about $90, but he wanted to charge me $600 in labor. My dad is a mechanic in PA but I live in MD so he is going to try to come down to fix it at my house. Do you have any suggestions?:banghead:

04-28-05, 08:52 AM
This is very common with these cars. You can find the part much cheaper at ebay. I remember seeing one recently.
The valve is located between the engine & firewall. I suggest you to get 3 conventionel screw on type clamps in order to put the hoses on much easier.