Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Oldsmobile Alero

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: 131,759 (93,000–196,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.4L V6
3 model years affected: 1999, 2002, 2003
17 people reported this problem
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I'm replacing mine right now because its chirping super loud! I've been told the bearing is going out right now.
I noticed the coolant leak and then took it to get checked and the water pump needed to be replaced.
water pump leaking
Low coolant light on, overheating. Isn't fixed yet, antifreeze runs right thru onto ground
I replaced the thermostat bcuz I was told it was sticking, but that didnt fix the problem of coolant not being kept in and car overheating, now it's the water pump. A special tool is needed to fix it and from two different shops I got quotes from 500.00 to 700.00 dollars, and that may not fix the whole problem they say...>:(
after having it checked for any leaksThey found that the top of the container had a crack. Because of the age of the car, they just suggested that I keep and eye on it and fill the container up when it runs low.
car heats up/ had it repaired, but sometimes the needle get a little to high for comfort
leaking water pump and fan resistor burnt out