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.
Average mileage: 144,777 (116,000–174,000)
Engines affected: 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6, 5.7L V8
13 model years affected: 1990
, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
22 people reported this problem
Firebird Year one has a pin hole orange coolant leak underneath the center bottom of the engine. Over time it is losing coolant and I replace it. Car is running at 210...normal temp...coolant is orange clear not murky. . It did over heat one time but I turned it off ...added coolant....ran at norm temps.
I took it to Pep Boys mechanic here in GA and they did pressure test...said it was the water pump. Sound correct?