The water pump and/or other cooling system may develop a coolant leak. Oil leaking from the valve cover gasket is also common.
Average mileage: 110,683 (8,500–230,000)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 2.8L V6, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder, Gasoline
17 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
44 people reported this problem
It's the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine (wasn't an option on my phone) I've had my car since early October 2015 and I have had to put more antifreeze in it 4 times. It's not a fast leak, it's slow. But I can't pinpoint where it's coming from.
Water started leaking in the passenger side. Searching in the internet I found this guy:
with the same problem. There, someone explains it is probably a blockage and how to clean it. Worked like a charm!
Water pump, and timing belt. Was fixed at an authorized dealer. 1,700.00. Two years later the water pump had to be replaced again!!
OEM water cooler has a plastic impeller which invariably will break and shard in the housing. You must replace this with an aftermarket water pump with a metal impeller. While you're in there change your timing and serpentine belts, cause it's a pain taking all that out.