Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Oldsmobile Silhouette

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: 127,226 (104,000–150,453)
Engine affected: 3.4L V6
9 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
11 people reported this problem
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Engine is loosing cooliant but there are no visible signs of leakage
Over heated white smoke comes out now runs rough oil clean