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: 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
5 people shared problem details
2002 Pontiac Firebird- 5.7L V8143,000
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.
2002 Pontiac Firebird- 5.7L V8144,000
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
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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