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.
Average mileage: 132,796 (74,000–203,563)
Engine affected: 3.4L V6
20 people reported this problem
My car over heats after about 30 min of driving it. My husband changed the electrical radiator fans, thermostat, and the temperature sensor. The radiator seems good and we had changed the water pump about 3 months. Checked the gaskets and they are not blown, we do not see the milky oil and t does not throw white smoke through muffler. What can the problem be.? I'm close on giving up and just trading it or selling it.
During some recent rain there was some brown stuff all over the car that I thought was just dirt but later my vehicle started running hot. That is when I found a small hose was busted and it was replace. Now there is another leak underneath and it is running very rough. I took it to a mechanic and now I have to replace the water pump. I have had to replace almost everything on this vehicle and something always breaks down.