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.
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Average mileage: 116,862 (30,000–182,675)
Engines affected: 3.1L V6, 3.3L V6
14 model years affected: 1990
, more1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
36 people reported this problem
Approximately every couple of months, my car will run hot, and I discover that my resivor and radiator are both low on fluids
engine overheating, I changed thermostat and then i got a coolant leak from the water pump, I replaced water pump, add new coolant and purge the system.
When I took my car into Firestone to get the front left turn signal fixed, they did a "courtesy check" and told me that the water pump was leaking. They wanted $520 to fix it. I took it to a local garage and they fixed the water pump plus some other things for $350.