I have Buick Century 1999, (3.1 and 6 cylinders) which is leaking coolant from somewhere below the water pump and next to the timing cover (gasket). The first occurence was three weeks ago, the second time was yesterday and this morning again. The trace of coulant on the ground is about 3 inches in diameter. I went to two different repair shops: the first told me that was a bad water pump that needs to be replaced, the second one, which had replaced the same water pump 9 months ago, told me that the coolant is leaking from the timing cover gasket. Your experience and advice is greatly appriciated. Chris
Antifreeze Leak on 1999 Buick Century
by christos in Macomb, MI on August 28, 2010
Is it possible to have an antifreeze leak because of a (broken) cracked timing change gasket? Is the antifreeze in contact with the tim...
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
I change the thermostat cause it was running hot's now it's leaking antifreeze from somewhere I put stop leak in the radiator but it is still leaking. A lot of people tells me it's my radiator. I d...
The leaking has stopped, but the overheating hasn't. I was told it was the water pump then told the water pump won't start leaking then stop. What are possible issues? However, when I look in the c...
How much will it cost to repair?