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2002 Buick Century Question: Discovered coolant leaking from somewhere but don't know where?

 

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jkindred10, Valparaiso, IN, December 20, 2012, 13:40
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I opened up my hood and saw that the coolant had splattered all over the alternator, belt, and fan. I would like to know the cause of this. I often smell the coolant from the inside of the car when heat is on.

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    December 20, 2012, 14:50
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    Replace the water pump. Easy job if handy with a wrench! 3.1V6, a mechanic can do it in 30 min.or less. Have seen this so many times on that engine i know what it is!

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    jkindred10, January 22, 2013, 19:26
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    Thanks it was my water pump. I was for certain it was going to be my intake manifold gasket.

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    pushrod, January 22, 2013, 22:07
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    Thanks for the reply!
    We try, to help.

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