Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on GMC Savana 1500

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 190,000 (190,000–190,000)
Engine affected: 5.7L V8
7 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002
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problem details
1997 GMC Savana 1500 - 5.7L V8 190,000 mi,
Small leak (oozing) of coolant from water pump seal. Eventually increased with temp increase then noted, and water pump was replaced. Problem solved!