Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Chevrolet Venture

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: 135,428 (102,000–167,000)
Engine affected: 3.4L V6
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
23 people reported this problem
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Had it hauled to a local mechanic who informed me of the problem, said he'd seen it before in Chevy Ventures, and fixed it.
Motor overheat due to water pump defect
Water pump started leaking. Replaced it myself for about $30 plus new coolant - easy to get to since the engine is mounted transversely. Has been working fine since.
Head gaskets have failed for the 2nd time
leaky water pump. blew a hose. had the two problems fixed, now a blown head gasket