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
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...>:(
Low coolant light on, overheating. Isn't fixed yet, antifreeze runs right thru onto ground
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