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2002 Oldsmobile Alero: overheating..No heat and passenger side

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero overheating and right front floor board is wet. No heat and passenger side makes a thumping sound. What could this be?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Oldsmobile
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.

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Check the cooling system for level of coolant. Front floor wet could indicate a leaking heater core.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
But would the heater core cause it to overheat as well?
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
The heater core is heated by coolant from the engine. If this leaks the engine does not have sufficient coolant.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Could it be the motor head?
Expert:  John replied 3 years ago.
If the engine overheats from low coolant yes, the motor head could be ruined.
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