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Chevrolet Corvette Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

Chevrolet Corvette Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 62,673 mi (19,423 mi - 101,540 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    Bought the car 4/4/2012 ran great for several weeks. Drove it 2 times a week one 31 miles on the beltway and the other on the wekend doing errands. Then one day it was rough idle very low performance not the car I purchased a few weeks ago.
    Dealer garage said I needed a tune up and dist. cap for $895 and total cost $2000. Found a nd a local vette garage and felt better taking the car there for a $500 savings. Then the call replace the water pump! After much research previously I agree but why is there always one more item to repair or replace when you take the race car to the shop?
    By the way this is my 4th one.

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  • Visitor, , 68,500 mi

    Leak from water pump... replaced at dealer $500

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  • Visitor, , 42,000 mi

    leaking water pump replaced under extended GMPP warranty.

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  •  Rookie

    Water pump replaced. Mechanic noted leak. Replaced pump with coolant $410.00

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  • Visitor, , 92,000 mi

    My 92 vette temperature stays right at 210, 215 most of the time while driving. I've replaced thermostate, flushed now what? I just had a new tranny put in my car.

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  •  Rookie

    same as yours!

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  • Visitor, , 25,000 mi

    The car developed a coolant leak, the temperature rose over 210 degrees while in heavy traffic. I had the water pump gasket replaced. So far no problem at 35000 miles.

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