Pontiac
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Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Pontiac Firebird

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 144,777 (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
22 people reported this problem
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2002 Pontiac firebird 5.7V8 has been diagnosed with water pump leak and need for replacement. Leak is slow and I top coolant off before driving sparingly.
Coolant is leaking out of car, overheating is major and there is no pressure in the radiator hose while engine is running.
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?

SS
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.
Water Pump failure.