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.
Car Problem Reports
Oldsmobile Alero Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating
Oldsmobile Alero Problem
Model Year Affected: 1999
Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.4L V6
Average Mileage: 137,133 mi (93,400 mi - 196,000 mi)
Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, 3.4L V6
leaking water pump and fan resistor burnt out
Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, 3.4L V6, 93,400 mi
I noticed the coolant leak and then took it to get checked and the water pump needed to be replaced.
Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, 3.4L V6, 122,000 mi
I'm replacing mine right now because its chirping super loud! I've been told the bearing is going out right now.
Visitor, 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 196,000 mi
water pump leaking