Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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: 206,000 (170,000–242,000)
Engines affected: 4.8L V8, 5.3L V8, 5.7L V8
1 model year affected: 2000
3 people reported this problem
2 people shared problem details
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- 5.3L V8242,000
I started finding under the truck here and there small puddle that look like water. But when I put my fingers in it smelled sweet like coolant. Its going in this week to get checked. I suspect its the water pump? The truck still has the oringal pump. But I am keeping my fingers cross that its not the intake manifold. If it is I have a big problem.
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500- 4.8L V8170,000
Need to replace water pump.
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