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.
Average mileage: 128,219 (93,000–196,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.4L V6
10 people reported this problem
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.