Check Belt Tensioner When Replacing Water Pump on Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. When replacing the water pump, the drive belt tensioner should be inspected and most likely replaced as well.

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Average mileage: 136,000 (136,000–136,000)
3 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997
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problem details
1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG 136,000 mi,
Water pump leak causing loss in coolant, replacement of water pump needed 500 dollar replacement cost.