Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on GMC Savana 2500

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

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Average mileage: 168,400 (100,200–300,400)
Engines affected: 4.8L V8, 5.7L V8, V8
9 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
11 people reported this problem
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2007 GMC Savana 2500 - 4.8L V8 100,200 mi,
It was diagnosed by noticing the odor of antifreeze and a call to our mechanic. He mentioned how famous these were for this. we had him replace the water pump, thermostat and all belts.
1998 GMC Savana 2500 - 5.7L V8 300,400 mi,
I was driving home start smell antifreeze pull over wait 20 min put water drive home.two days later try to drive to the store have to put more water and back home
2005 GMC Savana 2500 - 4.8L V8 153,000 mi,
Coolant leak then thermostat failure