Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Pontiac Firebird

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.

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Average mileage: 145,288 (116,000–174,000)
Engines affected: 3.4L V6, 3.8L V6, 5.7L V8
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
20 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2000 Pontiac Firebird- 5.7L V8116,000
Had overheat issues...not sure why .....seems to be more when I am driving in town. Or sitting in traffic. Car smells hot all the time.
1999 Pontiac Firebird- 5.7L V8149,000
Water Pump failure.
2002 Pontiac Firebird- 3.8L V6142,440
Coolant is leaking out of car, overheating is major and there is no pressure in the radiator hose while engine is running.
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